9/11 Survivor creates commemorative exhibit in Warren
WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) – A new ceremony to honor the lives lost in the September 11th terror attacks will open Friday in Warren.
The 9/11 Exhibit was created by Drew Nederpelt, a survivor who was three blocks away from the North tower of the World Trade Center when the plane hit.
The commemorative exhibit showcases the stories of the survivors from that day and explains the moments following the attack that forever changed the world.
The three-day exhibit will take place at 11 Child Street in Warren from Friday, Sept 20 from 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday Sept. 12 from 9a.m. to 6 p.m.
The now Warren firefighter says the 20th anniversary was the perfect time to tell his story and so many others. The building was donated by property owner Hirum Jamiel to transform the empty storefront into an exhibit.
The name of the street – 11 Child Street – will also be changed to 9/11 Child Street for the three days its open.
All of the proceeds will go to the Warren Firefighter Relief Fund, which supports families of firefighters that have fallen on hard times.