About the 9/11 Memorial

September 10, 2013 - Posted By Vets Vehicles

9/11 Memorial at night

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks of September 11. It is located at the World Trade Center site, where the Twin Towers once stood. The memorial was designed by American architect, Michael Arad, and landscape architect, Paul Walker. It officially opened to the public on September 12, 2011.

The Memorial features two twin reflecting pools that sit where the Twin Towers once stood. Each pool includes a large waterfall. The names of every person who died in the attacks are inscribed on the panels surrounding the pool. It imparts a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest loss of rescue personnel in American history.

For more information about the 9/11 Memorial, visit www.911memorial.org. You can also view the memorial virtually using the 9/11 Memorial Web Cam or take a Google Earth Virtual Tour.

Photo courtesy of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Facebook page.