Another year goes by and it still feels like just yesterday the news was flooded with the tragic events of 9/11. While it may be 16 years since those events took place, it doesn’t make it any different that they happened and many brave lives were lost.
One of the many things that America has done to commemorate those who lost their lives, whether by unfortunate timing or by risking their life for another, is the 9/11 Tribute Memorial and Museum. The Memorial opened on September 11, 2011 for the 10th anniversary. It’s a lovely memorial with the names of 2,983 victims inscribed in 76 bronze plates attached to parapets of walls of the memorial polls.
The Memorial and Museum was the project of the September 11th Families Associations, a nonprofit organization, in 2006. The Association was created by the widows and families of the New York Fire Department to help those suffering due to terrorism and attacks related to such.
The Museum is equally as amazing, filled with facts about the events, the rescue, the recovery, and the rebuilding of the community. There are videos, “Person to Person History”, and artifacts left behind from the wreckage.
If you ever find yourself in New York, visiting the Memorial and Museum are both must-sees. Not only are they touching and beautiful, but educational and inspiring. The loss that those who were present is unimaginable, and yet somehow they hope through their stories we can understand and learn from it through the years. Tickets can start from $26 depending on what you want to see and the type of experience.