Across the country people gather today to recognize U.S. troops who gave their lives to protect our freedoms, while an “army” filled with ironworkers, machinists, mason workers and others recognize this Memorial Day as the ninth anniversary marking the end of the recovery operation after the 2001 attacks.
In an Associated Press report by David B. Caruso, recovery workers recall entering ground zero in the wake of the attacks to clear more than 1.8 million tons of steel and concrete from what became known as The Pit. The formal recovery operation ended May 30.
Read AP’s full story at NBCNewYork.com.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff