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TSA Partners with Smithsonian Institution for September 11th Display

Friday, September 2, 2011

To mark the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, TSA partnered with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History for the display "September 11: Remembrance and Reflection." The display was open September 3rd through September 11th.

TSA was created as a direct result of September 11th to prevent future attacks and safeguard transportation for the American people. We are proud to partner with the National Museum of American History and support the national collection of artifacts that captures the evolution of transportation security and TSA's place in the September 11th narrative.

The Smithsonian display provides visitors with a close-up view of more than 50 objects from New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa, as well as TSA artifacts formally donated to the Museum.

TSA donated artifacts ranging from original TSA uniforms, to Federal Air Marshal training objects, pieces of aviation security technology, and dozens of electronic documents and images that archive the birth and evolution of a young agency.

Click here to learn more about the display or schedule a visit.

TSA with artifacts (Left to right) Supervisory Federal Air Marshal William “Dan” McCracken, STSO Michael Beauchemin, and STSO Diana Hernandez stand behind TSA artifacts at Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History display “September 11: Remembrance and Reflection.”
Pistole with artifacts Administrator John S. Pistole observes artifacts from Shanksville, Pa. at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History display “September 11: Remembrance and Reflection.”