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9/11 exhibit arrives at Florida State Fair

A bit of painful history rolled into the Florida State Fairgrounds on Monday.

Fire rescue crews from around the Tampa Bay area along with hundreds of motorcycles representing local motorcycle clubs escorted the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit into the fair under rainy skies Monday afternoon.

The 1,000-square-foot exhibit housed in a 53-foot tractor-trailer was created in honor of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who had finished his shift and was on his way to meet his brothers for golf when the first of two planes hijacked by terrorists hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Siller went back to work and died when the twin towers collapsed. He was 34.

The exhibit will be at the fair through Feb. 16.

Members of the New York City Fire Department will help staff it and be available to answer questions and tell their stories.

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