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TTN NJ Visits 9/11 Memorial

June 21, 2015

Our chapter took a poignant tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and  twin memorial pools in New York City on June 14.
 
The main exhibition space, seven stories below ground, includes a huge array of artifacts, all carefully displayed: mangled staircases, beams, first-responder equipment, personal effects, photos, videos and interactive exhibitions.
 
One particularly moving exhibit, the Wall of Faces, commemorates those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 and Feb. 26, 1993 attacks. Photographs line the walls and touchscreen tables provide additional photos, biographical information and audio recordings. One of our members was able to trace the life of a neighbor that way.
 
Outside, victims’ names are inscribed in bronze around the enormous memorial pools set within the footprints of the North and South towers.
Here we are at the main exhibit space in front of the original WTC "slurry" wall, which protected the WTC from the Hudson River.

It is a touching tour that places visitors at the scene and chronicles the massive recovery and rebuilding efforts.