Tribute WTC Visitor Center where we picked up our free tickets for the memorial. The Tribute WTC Visitor Center is in a temporary location since it will be moved to the same area as the memorial once the entire project is complete. At the Tribute WTC Visitor Center you can view pictures and mementos from 9/11.
Remember and honor the thousands of innocent men, women, and children murdered by terrorists in the horrific attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001.
Respect this place made sacred through tragic loss.
Recognize the endurance of those who survived, the courage of those who risked their lives to save others, and the compassion of all who supported us in our darkest hours.
May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance, and intolerance.
It is hard for me to put my thoughts and feelings into words for this blog post. Visiting this Memorial was surreal. Any other memorial I have had the opportunity to visit is typically from events that happen before I was even alive. So to see this Memorial of an event that happen in my life. . . The events of September 11, 2001 have shaped our lives and impacted us in so many ways. I really wish that this Memorial never had to be built. I wish that 9/11 was not such a common phrase. I wish that people would respect difference.
I'm glad I had the opportunity to visit the Memorial and I look forward to seeing it again once it is complete. I'm glad that the victims' families have a place to go too. A place where they can feel close to their loved one. A place where they can see that so many people thing of them, often.
*Please note that some text from this blog post is copied from pamphlets received at the Tribute WTC Visitor Center.