9/11 Memorial In The Footprints Of The World Trade Center

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is Sunday. The 9/11 Memorial, built in remembrance on Ground Zero, will open to the public on Monday, but you can take a peak of what you will find if you visit New York City after this weekend.

For the many lives that were lost on that Tuesday morning 10 years ago, a memorial has now been completed in New York and will be open to the families of the victims on Sunday. On Monday, the memorial will open to the public.

What you will find when you visit is a park full of oak trees, including a pear tree known as the “Survivor Tree”. This tree was found amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center. It was dug up and sent to be rehabilitated. It now joins the over 400 oak trees at the 9/11 Memorial as a symbol of survival.

Among the trees are two square reflecting pools, each an acre in size, that sit in the foot prints of the World Trade Center towers.[photogallerylink id=53937 align=right] They feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America, and are surrounded by bronze panels with names of 3,000 victims from the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville in Pennsylvania, the Pentagon, as well as the 6 people who died in the bombing in February 1993.

For more information about the 9/11 Memorial, please visit the website: www.911memorial.org.

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