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families, friends of terror attack victims needed for commemorative memorial exhibition (Updated X6)

When the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in 2012, it will be a place of which we will be very proud.  That means fulfilling our mission to commemorate the various lives of the 2,982 victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and February 26, 1993.

The Memorial Exhibition is the heart of the museum, the place where we can come together to remember all of those individuals who were spouses, children, parents, siblings, friends and colleagues to thousands of people across the United States and the globe. To best illuminate these unique lives for the museum’s millions of expected visitors, we are reaching out to more than 3,500 of the victims’ close family members and friends.

“The memorial exhibition will celebrate each individual life through the remembrances of those who knew them best – their families, friends, and colleagues,” 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said. Listen to Joe's interview with WCBS radio reporter Sean Adams here.

Update: Help the 9/11 Memorial Museum create the Memorial Exhibition by participating in the "Call to Remember" initiative, which allows people to record 10-minute remembrances about their loved ones. Call toll free at (866) 582-5613 or locally at (646) 248-6225. According to an Associated Press report by veteran staff writer Amy Westfeldt, nearly "3,000 portraits will glow on a brightly lit wall."

NY1 had a broadcast on the Memorial Exhibition.

Together with our partners, StoryCorps and Voices of September 11th, we are requesting photos, recorded remembrances and mementoes to fill our memorial exhibition with personalized stories from those who knew these people best.

Check out to preview the Memorial Exhibition and to learn more about the kinds of materials we are seeking. The curatorial staff, which is working diligently to collect this information, welcomes the opportunity to speak with you directly about this important exhibition. Click here to for contact information.

By Adina Langer, Memorial Exhibition Manager/Curatorial Assistant for the 9/11 Memorial Museum

(Chief Curator Jan Ramirez and her curatorial team, including Amy Weinstein, Meredith Davidson, Alex Drakakis and Jenny Pachucki contributed to this report.)