9/11 community ceremony

Downtown Express file photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer Two Downtown residents, Susan Cole, left, and Diane Lapson, embraced at the 9/11 Memorial at last September’s community night event.

Downtown Express file photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Two Downtown residents, Susan Cole, left, and Diane Lapson, embraced at the 9/11 Memorial at last September’s community night event.

On Wed., Sept. 10, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is inviting Lower Manhattan residents, 9/11 family members,  rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders and 9/11 survivors, to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum from 5 p.m. to close.

Members of these groups can book free ticket(s) to visit the museum by reserving them at 911memorial.org/September10 or by calling (212) 266-5211. Due to limited availability, the museum strongly encourages advance reservations.

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One Response to 9/11 community ceremony

  1. Hundreds of downtown residents have signed a petition calling for the return of the Sphere to the WTC memorial. As have 9/11 families, survivors of the day, first responders, Ground Zero workers and thousands of Americans and people world wide. In public forums held downtown in '03, the thousands of participants overwhelmingly called for its return: "it's just sitting down at Battery Park" they complained, "when it belongs here" (at the memorial).

    Yet today it still sits down in an obscure corner of Battery Park. Why? It is impossible to say that including it in the memorial could do anything but enhance a visit; lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of 9/11 – there is no better way to honor the victims. So, why isn't it there?

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