The National September 11th Memorial Museum held opening ceremonies Thursday at “Ground Zero” in New York. In attendance were families of the survivors, survivors themselves, first responders, the President and other government officials.
The museum contains 12,500 objects. There are 1,995 oral histories available, along with 580 hours of film and video.
The collapse of both towers took the lives of 2,983 people.
One of the many touching stories about what it was like on 9-11-2001 came from survivor Florence Jones. She had to walk down 77 flights of stairs. On the 60th floor, she took her shoes off and walked down the stairs in her stocking feet–her boss carried her shoes for her.
She says she was one of the last of the 25 people to make it out of the South Tower of the World Trade Center alive . . . .