Last Updated on September 5, 2015
The National September 11 Memorial is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The memorial is touching, simple and beautiful. It is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives. We felt it was important to go to pay our respects and try to understand the scale of what happened.
The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools that are set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers. The pools have 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. The memorial pool really demonstrated that there is memory and movement; we are not frozen in the wake of loss.
Although the memorial is free to visit, advance passes for a specific date and time are a must. We reserved our tickets right on the Memorial website.
When visiting you are currently surrounded by construction. Visitors have the unique opportunity to witness the rebuilding taking place around them, including the construction of 1 World Trade Center, which will be the tallest building in the United States. When the construction is completely finished, it will be a wonderful place to reflect and remember.
Our visit in photos:
Have you been to the Ground Zero 9/11 memorial? What are your thoughts?