When the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, reopens on Aug. 27, it will feature a new 9/11 exhibit.
"Post-9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement" is installed in the DuPont Gallery of the museum. The exhibit includes artifacts and iconic images from all three attack sites, including a 2,200-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center, a 6,300 pound concrete block from the Pentagon, and fragments of Flight 93.
The 2,000 square-foot exhibit will examine the effects that the terror strikes have had on police forces and agencies in the fight to keep the United States safe over the last two decades.
“We are honored to be able to display such powerful artifacts from that fateful day,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “The devastating events from 9/11 have impacted us all, but exponentially more so for members of law enforcement. This exhibition will not only honor those who gave their all on that terrible day, but it will also illustrate how law enforcement has met the challenge of a post-9/11 world, making incredible strides to protect us from harm.”
The exhibition is expected to remain at the museum through July 31, 2022, and is sponsored by the Police Unity Tour and Goodyear, with additional support provided by Bio-One Inc., Thomson Reuters, 5.11 Tactical, and Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan.
The National Law Enforcement Museum is located at 444 E Street, NW in Washington, DC.
For information about the reopening of the museum or to purchase tickets, visit the museum online.