Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors Daan Van Der Steijn. At age 10, Daan watched a documentary on the 9/11 attacks and was inspired by the heroism of the firefighters. With 4 other family members who were firefighters, Daan a very talented wood worker at 14 began building an amazing replica of the twin towers. After 5 years it was complete and he began offering it to display in his home town in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. This year, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Daan’s amazing exhibit is on tour and on display here in America thanks to the non-profit honor365 and it stopping in Wichita, from May 26th to June 11th at the Kansas Firefighters Museum. Oh, and by 2022 Dan will official be certified as a firefighter in his hometown. Thank you Daan for your amazing work and amazing gift to the memory of all those brave firefighters and first responders.
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