15th May 2014

9/11 marks one of the blackest days in modern history.  A new 9/11 Memorial is now opening in New York to help tell this story and educate people about the events of that day.

The National September 11 Memorial Museum to give its full title, takes on the tricky challenge of telling the story of more than 2,700 people who died when hijacked airplanes hit the World Trade Centre which stood on the same very spot.  Yet, the museum does not simply give narrative to the days events, it seeks to delicately tell the story of the survivors and how the events have changed their life since, in addition to giving a fitting memorial to those who sadly perished.

The museum is built upon the very same spot that the two towers once stood, indeed part of the museum allows you to venture down to the bedrock where the towers’ steel columns were anchored, giving a real sense of realism.  In the years since the tragedy, many discussions have taken place as to how best hounour those who lost their lives, and several organisations including the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as the families involved and citizens of New York.  The new memorial is expected to attract millions of visitors, many of whom want to discover more about the events and how New York dealt with the aftermath.

Adaptable Travel highly recommend visiting the 9/11 Memorial on your next school trip to New York as to many students 9/11 is one of the biggest world events during their lifetime.

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