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Free museum entry in honor of 9/11 anniversary

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center is located on Museum Row in East Garden City. (Aug. 9, 2011) (Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

In remembrance and honor of the Sept. 11 anniversary, the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center will offer free admission all day tomorrow.

Visitors will be able to see a new fire truck dedicated to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It is the latest addition to the museum’s permanent 9/11 exhibit, a museum spokeswoman said.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located along Museum Row on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in East Garden City.

The exhibit, “Lives of Service: Celebrating the Heroes of September 11th,” was installed in 2011 for the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. It has now been rearranged to become a permanent part of the museum, a museum spokeswoman said.

The exhibit highlights 18 firefighters from Nassau County who died, and includes a replica of the Twin Towers in hanging strands of metal beads.

The nearly 10,000-square-foot teaching facility features hands-on displays, historical fire equipment and live demonstrations on fire prevention and fire safety techniques. The center’s exhibits also trace the evolution of fire service equipment, gear and apparatus.

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