FREMONT – Due to the unprecedented interest in the September 11th Memorial coming to Fremont during John C Fremont Days, free-of-charge tickets will be required to enter the memorial.
The tickets will be absolutely free of charge, and printed with your assigned visit time. About 100 people can go through the exhibit in an hour, and the memorial will be open 3PM to 9PM on Friday, July 12 and from 11AM to 5PM on Saturday, July 13. Final tours begin 15 minutes before closing time. Tickets are available immediately after the festival’s opening ceremonies (around 1PM Friday, July 12th) at the JCF Days Information Booth, located near the center of John C Fremont City Park, while supplies last.
Interested persons may ask for up to six tickets for their group, and you may request an approximate tour time that works with your schedule, if needed. Tours will be given 25 people at a time, and each tour group will take approximately 20 minutes.
“We want to encourage everyone to get their tickets for this memorial at the Information Booth as soon as possible,” said Barry Reker, a JCF Days board member and the character actor who portrays General Fremont during the festival. “These tickets are free, so please beware of anyone trying to resell these tickets at a cost.”
The exhibit will be trucked into Fremont on Thursday afternoon with a police & fire honor escort leaving from DC West High School in Valley at 5PM, coming down highway 275 and into Fremont via Military Avenue to the exhibit’s place in John C Fremont Park on 8th & Main. The convoy is expected to hit Military Avenue around 5:15PM on Thursday, July 11th.
The “9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit” features everything from World Trade Center steel and an aluminum façade to audio tapes of the firefighters battling the fire. Also included are items like a panel of a fire truck and a golf ball that was found in the rubble. Tours through the exhibit will be conducted by firefighters who were eyewitnesses to the devastation on 9-11 and in the days afterward.