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    9/11 Museum Begins to Welcome Visitors

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    The National September 11 Memorial Museum, located on the site of where the twin towers once stood, is complete and preparing to open to visitors.

    The National September 11 Memorial Museum, located on the site of where the twin towers once stood, is complete and preparing to open to visitors.

    A dedication ceremony, which took place on the morning of May 15th, featured speeches of several who were present on the day of the tragedy in addition to words from President Barack Obama.

    The museum itself has been years in the making and features a memorial plaza as well as galleries displaying artifacts and installations.

    In the plaza are two recessed pools where the towers once stood, intended as a place for paying respects and reflecting upon the day.

    Visitors to the museum are immediately met with two of the steel supports that once held the buildings upright.

    Several objects found during the search and rescue efforts that followed are also displayed inside the main structure.

    Among them is a red wallet that was found blocks away on the roof of a hotel. Its contents - a coupon for Lenscrafters, a corporate American Express card, some change, and a Brooklyn Public Library Card – all thoughtfully arranged and enclosed in a case.

    Recorded oral histories of families, survivors, and first responders have been made available.