The 9/11 Memorial Museum kicked off a month-long commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing Thursday night with survivors of the attack and law enforcement officers who brought the perpetrators to justice.
The guests were the first to view a special installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum featuring key artifacts from the 1993 bombing. The installation will be open to the public until March 5 in Foundation Hall.
In a program in the Museum’s auditorium, retired FBI agents John Anticev and Chuck Stern discussed the early days of counterterrorism operations, responding to the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993, and the subsequent investigation in a conversation led by Cliff Chanin, executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs.
Though the catastrophic devastation of Sept. 11, 2001, overshadows the 1993 bombing in the public consciousness, the first attack is significant in the history of counterterrorism efforts in the United States and beyond.
“You have to understand 1993 to understand 2001,” said Anticev.
You can find out more about upcoming events here.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff