"United We Stand, United We Signed"

"United We Stand, United We Signed"

Photo by Monica Rhodes

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2016-12-25 12:00:00
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 25
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$10 for adults; $7 for children

Location Info:

National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs
Houston, TX  77090
281-876-3063
The four coordinated terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, brought us together as a nation and seared forever in our memories “where we were and what we were doing” upon first hearing the news. In remembrance of the 15th anniversary of those attacks, the National Museum of Funeral History has created a temporary exhibit that invites us to record our memories in guest books. “United We Stand, United We Signed” also contains a sampling of more than 500 memorial books from 2001. “These register books were put out by every single Dignity Memorial location in the United States, including Canada and Hawaii, on the day after 9/11,” says Genevieve Keeney, the museum’s president. The books, which contain pictures drawn by children and notes left to the families of the deceased, have never been viewed by the public until now. The exhibit includes urns containing ashes from Ground Zero and memory books stacked to replicate the twin towers.

Mondays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Through December 31. 415 Barren Springs. For information, call 281-876-3063 or visit nmfh.org. Free to $10.

[Organizer's description:] This September 11th marks 15 years since that fateful day when so many first responders who bravely served lost their lives. The Museum pay tribute with the “United We Stand, United We Signed” memorial, a temporary extension to the 9/11 and Fallen Heroes Tribute exhibit, memorializing these courageous men and women. The exhibit showcases memorial books never seen by the public from funeral homes around the nation, where people expressed their condolences following this tragedy. The Museum will also have ashes from the grounds at the Twin Towers.

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