New York Day Three: 9/11 Museum

It is difficult for students who were born in 2004 (at the earliest) to fully feel the impact of what happened on September 11, 2001. Nevertheless, the students were most certianly moved by their experience at the 9/11 Museum. 

They had so many questions, and they so much genuine curiosity. As we moved through the exhibits of World Trade Center wreckage, destroyed fire trucks, and the stories of the 3000 people who were killed that day, I believe the students have begun to comprehend that day the same way those of us who remember it do.

Yes, there was certianly confusion about what happened, why it happened, and how it could have happened. This is exactly the confusion we all experienced on that fateful day that has been etched into our collective memory. 

The students were very aware that they were on hallowed ground, as the museum has been constructed below the World Trade Centre complex. They were absolutely respectful to the other visitors of the museum - they really represented the school well. You parents should be proud. 

 

 One World Trade Centre behind the brand new Oculus building in the Financial District 

One World Trade Centre behind the brand new Oculus building in the Financial District 

 The students at the memorial pool where WTC 1 once stood.  The names of every single victim have been inscribed along the side panels. 

The students at the memorial pool where WTC 1 once stood.  The names of every single victim have been inscribed along the side panels. 

 A white flower is placed on a victim's name on his/her birthday by the victim's family. 

A white flower is placed on a victim's name on his/her birthday by the victim's family. 

We are now at lunch. We have split into two groups - one headed into Little China town for Chinese food and the other is in Little Italy for some pizza! Don't worry, those areas of Manhattan are way closer to each other than the actual distance between Italy and China.