National 9/11 Memorial – New York

National 9/11 Memorial New York

The National 9/11 Memorial in New York at Ground Zero is the single most moving thing I have experienced in my life.

15 years ago, the world changed and it will never ever be the same. Some say for better, most say for the worst but however you look at it, it has shaped the way for the future.

Almost 3,000 innocent people died that day in both New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Families torn apart by the acts of others.

Using the space that the Twin Towers occupied, the 9/11 memorial has been carefully and tastefully turned in to not only a moratorium in the city that never sleeps but a centre for education and rememberance.

National 9/11 Memorial New York

I have chosen not to post any photos from the inside of the memorial except for the beautiful Virgil quote that touched me so profoundly. I even debated scheduling this post full stop but you have to see the good in the bad, and the memorial is a wonderful thing.

National 9/11 Memorial New York

The inside of the memorial is solemn and unsettling but so very tastefully documenting the events leading up to that life changing event. I found it quite harrowing to see parts of the exhibit but I am so glad we have seen it.

There was grown men and women crying and shedding a tear in solidarity from every nationality you could imagine, regardless of whether they knew anybody that sadly died.

National 9/11 Memorial New York

A deeply moving and beautiful tribute to a great loss of life. Don’t think of this as a tourist attraction, think of it as a modern education.

If you are in New York, I cannot recommend the 9/11 Memorial highly enough.

National 9/11 Memorial New York

No day shall erase you from the memory of time – Virgil

Never Forget.

You can find out more about visiting the 9/11 Memorial HERE and all my other Travel content HERE

4 Comments

  1. 13th September 2016 / 8:41 am

    Lovely post on such a sad event. The memorial looks beautiful and those words on that last picture are so true and feel so haunting. No matter how many years go by, everyone remembers where they were when this news broke and how devastated they felt. Great tribute.

    • Katie
      Author
      14th September 2016 / 8:33 pm

      I was really worried it would be all “America, f*ck yeah” and a bit too OTT, but it was so beautifully done. Very tasteful.

  2. 13th September 2016 / 8:55 pm

    I went to the memorial when I was in New York and found the museum incredibly moving. I actually found it quite hard to walk around some places. A beautiful memorial and a day I’ll certainly never forget.
    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

    • Katie
      Author
      14th September 2016 / 8:33 pm

      I sat in the side rooms listening to phone calls for a while and cried my eyes out, along with a lot of other people. So harrowing but so glad I went!

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