Please visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

My husband Bob and I visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum last Sunday morning. From the moment we stepped onto that site we couldn’t contain our tears. The experience was that sad, powerful, and profound.

Memorial Pool

Memorial Pool

The memorial consists of two pools that sit in the exactly spots where the World Trade Center towers once were with the nearly 3,000 names of those lost in the 1993 and 1001 attacks etched in bronze around the pools’ perimeters. Thirty-two-foot waterfalls flow into the pools and then descend into a dark center, made to represent total emptiness.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum, just opened in May, houses remaining artifacts from the towers, provides background about the events of September 11 and the days that followed, includes the attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, and memorializes the lives of the victims some of the very creative handmade quilts are enormous.

Slurry Wall and lLast Column

Slurry Wall and Last Column

The feeling of being in a cavern was overwhelming. I was constantly looking up at the hugeness of the building and the walls, remaining columns, the survivor steps, and other artifacts. Though I took a lot of photos that morning, I lost them all when I lost my mobile phone that same afternoon. However, I’ve posted a few shots from the memorial’s image sites ones that resonated with me the most.

I recommend that all of you take the time to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Sure, we had to wait in line even though we purchased tickets online in advance, and sure, there were hordes of people, but once we were inside, we felt totally alone never feeling like our view was blocked or impeded by the crowds of people in the room. The rooms and halls had that much space.

Even without my own photos, I will not forget this visit. As with the events of 9/11 they will stay with me the rest of my life.

Survivor Stairway

Survivor Stairway

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