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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Cristina Melendez Photo) (Cristina Melendez Photo)

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy.

Hurricane Helpers: Nineteen members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps recently visited the 9/11 Memorial while stationed at Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn for Sandy relief efforts.

They provide essential health care services to underserved and disadvantaged populations. Given the devastation Sandy caused, three different troops were stationed in areas throughout New York and New Jersey.
Capt. Dean Coppola of the visiting corps officers was also a member of a team deployed for recovery efforts after 9/11. Their main responsibility was to provide health care for volunteer workers. 9/11 marked the first time the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps deployed officers for a man-made disaster.   


By Cristina Melendez, Social Media Associate for the 9/11 Memorial