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"9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit in Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

It's a spectacular way to escort the "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit into town.

Police officers, firefighters and bikers from Dubuque took part in escorting the exhibit on wheels.  It's a tribute for all those who lost their lives on that tragic day nearly fourteen years ago.

The exhibit features a guided tour from New York City firefighters that were at ground zero.

"The  first thing I did was go down there, see if I could help them at the site...and the next four or five months were basically a blur, because we never stopped looking for our brothers," said retired New York City fireman John Bruckner.

Many in Dubuque felt it was important to show their support, like biker Jim Loney.

"We just want to honor those brothers and sisters that lost their lives for our freedom," said Loney.

The exhibit is a high-tech tractor trailer that transforms.  Inside there are actual artifacts from from ground zero like  steel beams from the Twin Towers.

Local firemen say taking part in this was a special privilege.

"Yeah we never need to forget, not just for our brother firefighter, and police officers, and the citizens that died in it, but (for) what it meant for the entire country," said David Beaves of the Dubuque Fire Department.

The  free 9/11 mobile exhibit opens Monday at the Diamond Jo Casino  at 12 p.m. However, donations are accepted.  They'll go toward helping support veterans. It's open from noon to 8 p.m. today through Sunday.

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