The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

An NYPD officer places a blue rose at a name on the 9/11 Memorial during National Police Week.
NYPD officer places at blue rose at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of National Police week. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The View: In honor of National Police Week, NYPD and PAPD officers placed blue roses in the names of their fallen comrades at the 9/11 Memorial on Friday, May 13. On 9/11, 23 NYPD officers and 37 PAPD officers were killed.  By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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