NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City and the world will remember the victims of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, this coming Thursday.
As CBS 2’s Mary Calvi reported, the 9/11 Museum has now added new voices to its memorial to the solemn day. For the first time, ordinary New Yorkers are being seen and heard as part of the museum.
“My skyline that I had known my entire life would never look the same,” said one man in a U.S. Army uniform. “I felt powerless.”
“I just remember how it was before 9/11, and how much I took for granted,” a woman said.
For the museum, there is not just one story of 9-11, but thousands. And any visitor can go into a small studio and record their feelings, and answer certain questions.
They can talk about how their lives were affected by 9/11, and how their views have changed since that day.
For 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, this year marks the first time the museum has been open on a September 11th.
“It’s an important time of year every time the anniversary comes around,” Daniels said.
And this year, as you enter and pass the massive ruins of crooked metal and the last column of the Twin Towers standing, you can make your way into an intimate space — a private quarters where visitors can tell their story of 9/11.
“They truly are a part of this very special place. So when they come to this museum, they remember where they were on that day; who told them; everything they experienced,” Daniels said.
CBS 2 will have coverage as we remember 9/11, beginning at 8:25 a.m. Thursday.
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