County Executive Odell Presents 9/11 Memorial Exhibit

County Executive Odell Presents 9/11 Memorial Exhibit

“In the 14 years since September 11, 2001, babies have become teens; teens have become adults and the adults are becoming seniors.  Time has passed, but still, WE REMEMBER. The purpose of this exhibit, the reason I decided to present it, is to display tangible memorabilia from that horrific day so that it never becomes a fleeing memory.”- County Exec. MaryEllen Odell.

On Monday, September 21, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell will present a special 9/11 Memorial Exhibit in the lobby of the TOPS Building in Donald B. Smith Campus in Carmel, NY. The exhibit will be open from 3:00 to 9 p.m.

“The world forever changed that day after the terrorist attacks that killed thousands at the World Trade Center, the pentagon and in a field in Pennsylvania,” said Odell.  “The World Trade Center attack is considered the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement.  It claimed the lives of 2,753 people—343 of whom were firefighters and 72 of whom were police officers.   In addition, thousands of first responders have been diagnosed with cancer or respiratory illnesses as a result of the World Trade Center attack.”

The 9/11 artifacts in the exhibit are part of the personal collection of Brewster resident John Hyland. The collection has also been displayed at the Brewster Library.