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Half a Million Visitors. Half a Million Memories. (Updated)

In just two months, the 9/11 Memorial has welcomed more than 500,000 visitors from across the globe – people who have come to these hallowed grounds to remember, reflect and pay tribute.

In addition to seeing the names of the nearly 3,000 victims and standing in the place where the twin towers once stood, many have been moved to capture and share their moments at the memorial. 

Here are some of the heartfelt moments shared on the 9/11 Memorial’s Facebook wall. Update: Read more about the visitor milestone in the Downtown Express.

Submitted by Jason Sferlazza on Nov. 10.  Jason said, “South Pool at dusk, with lights starting to come on.”

Submitted by Lorna Weir on Nov. 5.  Lorna said, “We visited on Monday the 17th of October from Scotland - Lest we forget.”

Submitted by Philip Dunkley on Nov. 4.  Philip said, “Visited from the UK on 9/21/11.”

Submitted by Robert Towler on Oct. 19.  Robert said, “Never Forget.”

Share your own memory by joining our growing community on Facebook. Thank you to all who have visited and supported the 9/11 Memorial. 

By 9/11 Memorial Staff