Wild Rose Casino & Resort will host the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, throughout the Independence Day holiday, starting with a caravan into town and a welcome ceremony on Friday, June 30, continuing the Fourth of July.
This exhibit , which originated in New York City as a tribute to fallen NYFD Firefighter Stephen Siller, will arrive at the Shopko parking lot in Perry at 11 a.m. At noon the exhibit will be joined by local police departments from Perry and Greene County, as well as firefighters throughout the region, to travel the 31 miles to Jefferson. The caravan will proceed west on Iowa Highway 141 and turn north on Iowa Highway 4 into Jefferson.
Sponsored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the exhibit was started by the Siller Family in 2013. Siller lost his life running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. This moving display features artifacts from the Twin Towers, photos and educational information.
“Those of us who lived through that day will never forget what occurred nearly 16 years ago,” Aaron Harn, marketing manager of Wild Rose said. “This mobile exhibit honors the thousands of firefighters, police and civilians who lost their lives and loved ones when the Twin Towers were attacked. Life changed forever.”
Wild Rose and the exhibit organizers except more than 100 people to participate in the caravan including local police, sheriffs, veterans and firefighters.
“Anyone who wants to be part of the motorcade is welcome to join us in Perry on Friday,” Travis Dvorak, general manager of Wild Rose said. “Hosting this event is especially meaningful in Jefferson, Iowa’s first Home Base community,which helps veterans with transitioning to civilian life.”
Independence Day Holiday Events at Wild Rose Jefferson include:
June 30: Welcome 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
July 1-4: 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit Open
July 4: Music - Corey Cox: free show in Greene Room (has opened for Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Sugarland)
July 4: Fireworks - Wild Rose in conjunction with the City of Jefferson will host a spectacular pyrotechnics display on the casino grounds at 10 p.m.