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9/11 Memorial NYC

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Smurfymurphy · 06/02/2021 17:13

Can anyone tell me if it’s possible to do the memorial but not the museum please? I don’t want to see the museum. I know lots of people say it is amazing and I have no doubt it is but I don’t want to see the museum, listen to last voicemails to family. I don’t wish to offend anyone but it just isn’t something I want to see. I would like to see the memorial though.

If you have been is this possible?

Thanks.

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pomegranatefudge · 06/02/2021 18:07

Yes you can visit the memorial free of charge. We did the museum but left early, personally I found that part too distressing.

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Glitterb · 06/02/2021 18:13

Yes it’s just out in the public,

The museum is extremely moving except I got frustrated with the amount of people having smiley selfies in front of the items, it was disrespectful.

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spongedog · 06/02/2021 18:22

@Glitterb

Yes it’s just out in the public,

The museum is extremely moving except I got frustrated with the amount of people having smiley selfies in front of the items, it was disrespectful.

I went 3 years ago for the first time and was quite upset by some of the behaviour from particularly American teenagers (with their families, not in school groups). Laughing, joking, selfies. I am not often lost for words but I really was that day.

I didnt particularly like the memorial - I was there on a cold, cloudy February day - and the water was so dark and foreboding. The trees in the park all looked dead. It didnt look cared for which I found surprising.

The Museum was interesting (I know a lot but still learned more) but moving as you would expect.
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Pieceofpurplesky · 06/02/2021 18:37

I agree it's a very stark memorial but it is fitting. The museum was done extremely well and any particularly personal and sensitive items are in a separate part that you can choose to do if you so wish.
I found it heart wrenching but inspirational too.

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Smurfymurphy · 06/02/2021 21:59

Thank you. Good to know we can visit the memorial.

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