Remembering 9/11: National September 11 Memorial & Museum

On September  11, 2001, total of 19 terrorist from the Islamic extreme group hijacked four planes and flew into two skyscrapers at the World Trade Center in New York City. The buildings later caught on fire and collapsed which resulted in many death of innocent citizen.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum locates in the World Trade Center which was previously destroyed due to the 9/11 attack. It is a commemorating site for the victims that were killed from the tourist attack.

National 9.11 Memorial August 2011 - Credit Joe Woolhead - 87_6

In the museum, there is Memorial’s twin reflection pool that are in a size of an acre and has the largest waterfall in North America. On the Memorial pools, the name of every individual who died from the attacked were inscribed into the bronze panels. It is a reminder for the large loss of people lives from the terrorist attack that took place on the American Soil and a tragedy in the modern American history.

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In October 2001, a gallery pear tree was severely damaged from the 9/11 attack with burned and broken branches and snapped roots. It was later replaced and taken care by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and placed in the Memorial which became known as the “Survivor Tree”.  The recovery of the tree represents for rebirth for Americans today and it embodies the spirit of hope and strength.

By building a memorial site like this, people are able to visit and commemorate the victims and keep the date in mind. The museum covers every victims name where their family members can come visit and visitors can see. On the other hand, the Survivor Tree gives the nation new hope and shows people recovery is possible while remembering the past.

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Chloe Huang is a first year sociology major student at UCSB. She wants to work as a social worker after earning her degree. She would like to go to graduate school if possible. On her free time, she likes to go explore new places and meet people.

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