In May of 2014, a group of people gathered deep in the earth to dedicate a space to remember the events of September 11, 2001.
Within arms of cement and twisted metal, President Obama dedicated the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Located in the footprints of the north and south World Trade Towers, the memorial bears witness to the tragedy of that day. Some key points about the museum include the following:
- The museum commemorates the lives of each woman, man and child killed in attacks on the World Trade Towers in 1993 and 2001.
- The 110,000 square feet of the memorial museum poignantly house personal and monumental artifacts and objects from the site, archive material, narratives and multimedia presentations.
In his dedication, President Obama focused on the personal impact of the terrorist events that took the lives of more than 3,000 people. He remembered those slain, those rescued and those who died in the rescue effort. At the end of his remarks, President Obama noted, “Like the great wall and bedrock that embrace us today, nothing can ever break us. Nothing can change who we are as Americans.”
The September 11 attacks brought us together as a nation and the museum is the living symbol of our will to carry on despite such tragedies. If you were in New York City and injured in the 9/11 attacks on the United States and have questions about a compensation claim, one of Barasch & McGarry’s lawyers may be able to help.