New York City’s 9/11 Memorial, at the World Trade Center, has welcomed an astounding four million visitors since opening officially on Sept. 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack that changed us all forever. Visiting the 9/11 Memorial is FREE, but you must have a reservation, also free. Click here to register for a FREE ticket to visit the 9/11 Memorial site.
I visited recently, and it is a powerful, sobering experience. The ‘footprints’ where the two World Trade Center towers once stood are bordered by waterfalls and marble slabs engraved with the names of the more than three thousand men, women and children who perished that day. The waterfalls represent our tears and that the hole in our hearts can never be filled.
The opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum has been delayed, but you can see some of the 8,000 artifacts due to be displayed at the museum at a temporary exhibit space, the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site. The preview site also is FREE, and scheduled to remain open through mid-October, if not longer. Click the NYC OTC 9/11 Memorial Site page for additional information.