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Extraordinary Outing – 911 Memorial Museum

Residents of our Town Center went out bright and early yesterday morning to visit the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,00 people killed in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and Landscape Architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.

The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.

This was and extraordinary outing in which we were pleased to offer our Watermark community.

 

 

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