NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Eight years after its opening, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum continues its commitment to never forget, to reflect, and honor those impacted by the September 11th attacks.
Wednesday morning the museum was open only to family of the victims, reports CBS2’s Alice Gainer.READ MORE: New Pop-Up COVID Vaccination Sites Open Across New York, Signs Of Normalcy Returning To City
It’s a place for them to be in the presence of one another on this one of the hardest days.
I had a chance to speak earlier with
Alice Greenwald, the national September 11th Memorial and Museum president and CEO, says the museum serves as a place for those who weren’t yet born on that day to learn about it.READ MORE: Brooklyn Couple Hospitalized After Stabbing In Bushwick, Police Investigating
“I think the greatest change in 18 years, and certainly in the five years since we’ve opened the museum, are the number of young people coming in who have no memory of this event,” she said.
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“You know 18 years, we’re coming up close to the mark of a generation which is 20,” said Greenwald.MORE NEWS: Senate Moves Forward With Stimulus Bill Marathon After Nearly 12 Hour Stalemate
“Already we have young people in college, just beginning their careers, who have no lived memory of 9/11 but they are living in a world that is defined in so many ways by the consequences of that event.”