The World Trade Towers On 9 / 11 Memorial And Museum

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The National September 9/11 Memorial and Museum
The New York Times, interviewed Barbara Pickell, a sales representative who was the employed at Blue Cross Company at the World Trade Towers on 9/11, recalled that “Everybody started screaming because they could see people jumping out of the building” (“Witness to Apocalypse”). Approximately 3000 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks (Templeton and Lumley). Many vanished in the debris, leaving families and friends no time to say goodbye. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is what left to tell the story. A tour guide at the Museum, Carl Ballenas stated, “Time numbs people to what happened that day, and now it becomes a page in a chapter of a book and does not have the impact of what really happened” (Ballenas). He expresses that this site which now represents the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will not allow us to forget… (Ballenas). Though many view the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum as a constant reminder of the vicious attack on our nation, it has become a historical site, a sacred place for reflection and opportunity for a prosperous future.
The Memorial and the Museum have become a historical site that commemorates the events of that day and the subsequent days for all to experience. This is a place where people can go to see some 23,000 images and over 500 hours of video of what happened on that day and experience the 10,300 artifacts of the event (Shaw Brown). Not only does this landmark represents the largest…
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