As the ten-year anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attacks on our nation approaches, plans for a monumental memorial are underway. Over the holiday weekend, I watched several television documentaries that followed the journey of the men and women that have been working hard over the past ten years to make this memorial possible. The stories were both inspirational and emotional but it was a true reflection of human compassion and the American spirit.
The site of the 9/11 attacks has been transformed into an amazing memorial to the almost 3000 victims that lost their lives. The memorial features twin reflecting pools within the footprint of the original twin towers that are nearly an acre in size and include the names of every person that died in the 2001 attacks inscribed within the bronze panels edging the pools. In addition, a museum that honors the victims from both the 1993 and 2001 attacks, those that risked their lives to save others, and the thousands of people who have been instrumental in helping those impacted by these acts will open to the public on Monday, September 12, 2011. The museum will include artifacts, personal stories, and educational information about the 1993 and 2001 events.
While you reflect on the events that took place on that dreadful day, how will you honor those that lost their lives or have been impacted by the 2001 attacks?
For more information about the memorial and the museum, please visit www.911memorial.org.