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

More than 200 probationary FDNY firefighters visit 9/11 Memorial plaza. They are seen gathered around a reflecting pool underneath the Memorial’s swamp white oaks.
280 probationary FDNY firefighters on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo: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: 280 probationary FDNY firefighters visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on April 29 to learn about the September 11, 2001 attacks. This photo was captured by Jin Lee.  

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