Event to aid Nassau firefighters' exhibitJuly 18, 2011 10:01 PM
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Photo credit: Handout | Plans for an exhibit in Woodbury, which will honor the 18 Nassau County volunteer firefighters who died on 9/11.
A Casino Night to raise funds for an exhibit to honor the 18 Nassau County volunteer firefighters who died on 9/11 is set for July 27 in Woodbury.
The $75,000 exhibit will be on display at the Nassau Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Uniondale from late August through early November.
The goal of the 5,000-square-foot exhibit is to "remind Long Islanders of the sacrifices" of the 18 active Nassau County volunteer firefighters who died in the terrorist attacks, and of "the impact the events of that day had on our entire region -- especially the fire service," said Alana Petrocelli, the museum's executive director.
Franklin Manchester, a Carle Place volunteer firefighter : "This [exhibit] is about all of those who made the extreme sacrifice on 9/11, as well as their friends, family and loved ones [and] those who continue to serve and would once again put their lives at risk to protect and serve others."
The $100-a-plate event will run from 6 to 11 p.m.
For more information on the July 27 event, call 516-224-8184.
Information from Long Island Newsday here.