LAS VEGAS (August 2018) – On Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will welcome first responders from the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York for “Remembering 9/11: An Evening of Reflection and Recognition.” Held in partnership with the NW 9/11 Memorial and Reception Committee, this private reception will also include local law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, Museum Board Members, Advisory Council Members, donors and city officials. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will serve as sponsors of the evening.
First responders played a critical role in rescue and recovery. For those on the front lines, many continue to deal with the physical and emotional effects of the event.
The nation’s safety and security policies and practices drastically changed as a result of 9/11. New York’s law enforcement and first-responder communities have been incubators for many emergent ideas and new practices. This event will not only honor first-responders, including law enforcement, but also shed light on practices and their application today.
Sept. 11 first responders present that evening will include Sgt. Greg Harper, New York Police Department (NYPD); Marna Rann, a former (NYPD) officer; Konstantinos Skamalos, a paramedic who was on the scene on Sept. 11, 2001; and Peter Borriello, Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY), EMS lieutenant. Also attending will be Michael Greco, vice president, FDNY Local 2507.
Following an introduction of the guests of honor and brief discussion about their 9/11 experiences, attendees will have the opportunity to make connections and enjoy camaraderie with one another.
This event is private, but media access may be granted. To request media credentials for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Museum programs, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.
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