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Visiting the 9/11 Memorials

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The National September 11 Memorial and Museum
NYC 9/11 Memorial

One of the two pools of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. The pools are set in the footprints of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, which were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

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On September 11, 2011 - ten years to the day after the tragic events of 9/11 - the September 11 National Memorial and Museum in New York City was dedicated in an official ceremony. The memorial inhabits a large campus around the original World Trade Center site and features two pools in the Twin Towers' "footprints." Names of all of the victims from the attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and aboard United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, are inscribed on brass plating that lines the memorial fountains. The names of victims who died in World Trade Center attacks in 1993 are also included in this memorial.

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial is free, but reserved, timed passes are required. The Memorial Museum, built underneath the memorial plaza, opened to the public on May 21, 2014, and features mementos—many heart-wrenching—from the events of September 11.

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