National September 11 Memorial & Museum
A tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future — the 9/11 Memorial Plaza is alive with twin spirits of remembrance & renewal. The 8-acre park is a supremely contemplative sanctuary, composed of a grove of nearly 400 white oak trees, and the largest manmade waterfalls in the United States. Set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers, each pool is approximately 1-acre in size. The names of every person who perished in the terror attacks of February 26, 1993 & September 11, 2001 are honored in bronze around the twin Memorial pools.
I named “The tree of life”, the only surviving tree that remains at the site of twin towers.
Today we went to visit the memorial and I was telling my daughter about 911. I told her that we came to celebrate life, and send positive energy to all the friends and families who lost their beloved ones.
I hope to see in the near future more love, peace and understanding between the nations.
The memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex in lower Manhattan. It features two waterfalls and reflecting pools, each roughly an acre in size and set within the footprints of the original twin towers.
The pools are bordered by bronze panels that bear the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa., as well as in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Among the names are the two MetLife associates lost on September 11, Financial Services Representative Abraham Ilowitz and Sales Support Associate Gye-Hyong Park.