The nonprofit foundation said visitors have come from all 50 states and 170 countries to see the two giant reflecting pools ringed by waterfalls that make up the memorial.
The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at Ground Zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site.
The 9/11 attacks were very difficulty for children to comprehend, and some turned to their creative side for comfort. Their work has been put into a collection called “Art For Heart,”
In the days following 9/11, victims’ family members came to St. Peter’s Church just up the street from where the Twin Towers fell, to find comfort. They returned 10 years later to remember the fallen.
Dahler was on his fire escape, only a few blocks north of the World Trade Center, with a clear view of the Twin Towers, talking live on national television when the second plane hit.
“The world may have called them brave, but we just call it doing our jobs,” said Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. “They died doing what they joined the fire department to do: helping others.”
“We want to remember and we want to honor all the fallen heroes and some of our friends who died in the attacks,” said Bonnie Pomerantz of Tribeca.
Former New Jersey governor Tom Kean Sr. said he remains concerned about domestic terrorists because people with U.S. passports who want to do harm are more difficult to thwart than international terrorists.
Hayley Morris was 5 years old when her father Seth was killed at the World Trade Center.
More than 100 former students, many of whom saw the tragedy unfold at their Battery Park City school, plan on attending.
An atheist group has filed a lawsuit saying the cross shouldn’t be included in the 9/11 memorial museum, but Rep. Michael Grimm says he wants to end the controversy.
Judge, the first recorded victim of 9/11, was killed in the North Tower lobby while administering last rites to 9/11 victims.
Jukay Hsu was a senior at Stuyvesant just four blocks from the World Trade Center. Ten years later, along with dozens of his classmates, Hsu wanted to return to his alma mater.
Americans can expect more security at airports, mass transit stations, U.S. borders, government buildings and major athletic events over the next month.
During his weekly radio show, Mayor Bloomberg said some people felt the names should be read forever, while others were open to a change.