Horse Soldiers Visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Six soldiers from U.S. Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 595 – now known as the “horse soldiers” – visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Tuesday.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host several events and a special installation recognizing the deadly terror attack.
The installation, which will be on view from Feb. 1 through March 5, 2018, features a model of the World Trade Center parking garage created by the FBI to demonstrate the scale of the bomb crater that measured 150-feet wide and plunged several stories deep.
“The ramifications of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center continue to reverberate today,” 9/11 Memorial & Museum President Alice M. Greenwald said. “Twenty-five years have passed since this devastating terror attack killed six innocent people and our city was forever changed. Eight years later, we again experienced the unimaginable when terror returned to the site during the September 11 attacks. Both attacks left their imprint on New York City and on our nation. We invite the public to join us during the month of February as we mark this historic milestone in remembrance of those killed, to honor the courage of those who responded, and in recognition of those who survived.”
The installation also includes a farewell letter written by Carl Selinger, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employee, who feared he wouldn’t survive the bombing.
Selinger was rescued hours later by retired Sgt. Timothy Farrell of the NYPD. The two will be reunited for the first time together at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where they will take part in a public program featuring 1993 bombing survivors on Feb. 12, 2018. The Museum invites those affected by the 1993 and 9/11 attacks to attend the program by registering here.
The Museum will also host a special edition of ASL Slam, which will explore stories and themes from the attack through poetry, literature, songs and performance.
A special public program featuring former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White, who oversaw the prosecution of the plotters of the 1993 attack, is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
The commemoration of the February 26, 1993 bombing will be held on the 9/11 Memorial plaza, where families, friends and survivors gather each year.
Click here to learn more about the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff