Since its September 2011 opening, the 9/11 Memorial has welcomed more than a million 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.
The MEMO blog is sharing pictures that visitors posted to the memorial’s Facebook wall and via Twitter. While the pictures are powerful, the video that visitors record capture experiences in an entirely different way by offering not only the sights but also the sounds of the memorial’s 30-foot waterfalls feeding the two enormous reflecting pools.
Here are some examples of visitors’ videos you can find on YouTube:
- 9/11 Memorial - The Sights and Sounds of New York City, from CaStormChaser
- 9/11 Memorial Museum World Trade Center New York City, from arlags
- 9/11 Memorial Pool and Surrounding World Trade Center Rebuilding, from scumonkey
By 9/11 Memorial staff