More Than 1 Million Visit 9/11 Memorial Since Public Opening

More Than 1 Million Visit 9/11 Memorial Since Public Opening

Visitors at the 9/11 Memorial’s South Pool. Amy Dreher photo

The National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site has reached a major milestone of welcoming more than one million visitors since opening to the general public on Sept. 12, after its dedication for victims' families on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

In less than four months, people from all 50 states and more than 120 countries have reserved passes to visit the memorial.

"For 10 years, people were only able to walk the perimeter of the World Trade Center site, stealing glances at the progress through construction fences," 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said. "As of today, more than one million people have returned to this sacred ground to pay their respects, and are able to witness the rebuilding of the World Trade Center all around them. It humbles us to see that the public's will to commemorate the victims of 9/11 is as strong as ever."

See Good Day New York’s interview with Daniels at MyFoxNY.com

By 9/11 Memorial Staff