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. 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. The feeling of being in a cavern was overwhelming. I was constantly looking up at the hugeness of the … [Read more...]