The National September 11 “Memorial and Museum …. #NeverForget …. “!!


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~~May 16, 2014~~

“a sacred place of healing and of hope” 

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. began formal operations in the spring of 2005 and worked with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation on the design and construction management plan. In the summer of 2006, the organization assumed responsibility for overseeing the design and working with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the construction manager on the project.

In the beginning of October 2006, the Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, the 108th Mayor of New York City, became Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Following the election of the Mayor as Chairman, the Foundation named Joseph C. Daniels as President. Initially the Foundation’s General Counsel, Mr. Daniels served as Acting President for five months before accepting the permanent post in the fall of 2006.

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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (branded as 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum) is the principal memorial and museum commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001, which killed nearly 3,000 people, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed six. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, on the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the attacks.

The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation was renamed the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center in 2007.

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The winner of the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition was Israeli architect Michael Arad of Handel Architects, a New York- and San Francisco-based firm. Arad worked with landscape architecture firm Peter Walker and Partners on the design which calls for a forest of trees with two square pools in the center, where the Twin Towers once stood. In August 2006, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey began heavy construction on the memorial and museum.

The design is consistent with the original Daniel Libeskind master plan that called for the memorial to be 30 feet below street level (originally 70 feet) in a plaza. The design was the only finalist to throw out Libeskind’s requirement that buildings overhang the footprints.

A memorial was planned in the immediate aftermath of the attacks and destruction of the World Trade Center to remember both the victims and those involved in rescue. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center is a non-profit corporation with the mission to raise funds for, program, own and operate the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site. On September 11, 2011, a dedication ceremony was held at the memorial, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

The memorial officially opened to the public on September 12, 2011, while the museum is expected to open in spring 2014.

Three months after opening, the memorial had been seen by over 1 million visitors. In 2012, Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit family service organization that has made a commitment to individuals directly impacted by 9/11 and to those who have lost loved ones to terrorism around the globe, has partnered with the 9/11 Memorial to offer private tours to family members of 9/11 victims and First Responders.

~~SOURCES~~

http://www.911memorial.org/memorial

http://www.911memorial.org/museum

http://www.911memorial.org/teach-learn

http://www.911memorial.org/get-involved

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~~A MUST SEE POST~~

From my wonderful friend JLB … you can find him at:

http://theobamacrat.com/

He wrote a masterpiece post on the activities of the

~~September 9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony~~

http://theobamacrat.com/2014/05/15/september-911-memorial-museum-dedication-ceremony/

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The brand new Sept. 11 museum opened Thursday, May 15th, 2014 and was praised as “a sacred place of healing and of hope” that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks. This is a video slide show of the dedication ceremony.

You can see detailed pictures of the Memorial Museum, videos of the dedication ceremony. The post transports you to this sacred place and generates these feelings of remembrance and solemnity.

~~A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 9/11 Memorial Museum~~

~~Published on Jul 2, 2013~~

A tour inside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, as it unveils some of the exhibits that will go on display when it opens to the public at the World Trade Center next year.

~~9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony~~

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~~Published on May 15, 2014~~

The brand new Sept. 11 museum opened Thursday, May 15th, 2014.

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8 thoughts on “The National September 11 “Memorial and Museum …. #NeverForget …. “!!

  1. Reblogged this on Thinking Out Loud and commented:
    Long overdue, our concern for health and safety, our quibbling over design and not least our concern that no religion be seen as taking priority or blame over another is it must be to our credit but it has taken a long time to create this memorial, this place of remembrance to those who have no other…Blessings

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  2. That same heaviness overtook me as I read the words, looked at the pictures. Thank you so much for updating us with the information. I haven’t had the courage to go up to New York to see any of it yet, and don’t know if I ever will. It’s just good to know that so much love and care has been given to those who perished.

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      • Yes, I saw his earlier.

        I have been through the actual camps in Europe both as a child and an adult. They gave me nightmares as a child, broke my heart as an adult. I walked the Vietnam Memorial and found the names of my friends, sat for hours and cried. Now the few times I have gone back, I don’t look for their names anymore.

        I haven’t been to the Holocaust Museum and don’t know that I will go. My problem is the focus is too narrow and fails to encompass all of the peoples lost, all of the tribes especially of Eastern Europe lost to slave labor and genocide. While the numbers were smaller, the affect was far greater and yet they are lost to history.

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      • For some reason, I feel this very strong attraction to that period of our history. I’m fascinated by it and connected to it. That’s why I feel I have to go. Did one time but didn’t know you needed reservations for the more comprehensive tour. Besides I went w/ MJ & she’s not into this. Then we planned again and it was the time when the man was shot …. when I go, I want to go by myself!!

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