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The September 11 memorial museum was dedicated and opened this week for families of those who were killed in the attacks. Items from the Twin Towers, rescue workers and victims are all on display. General admission will begin on May 21.

  • Fog looms lover the memorial plaza during the dedication ceremony for National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, Thursday.

    Allan Tannenbaum, Pool / The Associated Press

    Fog looms lover the memorial plaza during the dedication ceremony for National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, Thursday.

  • One World Trade Center looks through the fog over the memorial plaza during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The museum is a monument to how the Sept. 11 terror attacks shaped history, from its heart-wrenching artifacts to the underground space that houses them amid the remnants of the fallen twin towers' foundations. It also reflects the complexity of crafting a public understanding of the terrorist attacks and reconceiving ground zero.

    Allan Tannenbaum, Pool / The Associated Press

    One World Trade Center looks through the fog over the memorial plaza during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The museum is a monument to how the Sept. 11 terror attacks shaped history, from its heart-wrenching artifacts to the underground space that houses them amid the remnants of the fallen twin towers' foundations. It also reflects the complexity of crafting a public understanding of the terrorist attacks and reconceiving ground zero.

  • A quote from Virgil fills a wall of the museum prior to the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday, May 15 in New York. President Barack Obama and Sept. 11 survivors, rescuers and victims' relatives are expected to mark the opening of the 9/11 museum, where the story of the terrorist attacks is told on a scale as big as the twin towers' columns and as intimate as victims' last voicemails.

    John Munson, Pool / The Associated Press / The Star-Ledger

    A quote from Virgil fills a wall of the museum prior to the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday, May 15 in New York. President Barack Obama and Sept. 11 survivors, rescuers and victims' relatives are expected to mark the opening of the 9/11 museum, where the story of the terrorist attacks is told on a scale as big as the twin towers' columns and as intimate as victims' last voicemails.

  • People attend the Dedication Ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in the museum's Foundation Hall on Thursday, May 15.

    Charles Eckert, Pool / The Associated Press / Newsday

    People attend the Dedication Ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in the museum's Foundation Hall on Thursday, May 15.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday.

    John Angelillo, Pool / The Associated Press

    President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday.

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    Carolyn Kaster / The Associated Press

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

  • The remains of Fire Dept. of New York Ladder Company 3's truck are displayed at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum.

    The Associated Press

    The remains of Fire Dept. of New York Ladder Company 3's truck are displayed at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum.

  • A piece of airplane damaged in the attacks of September 11, 2001, is displayed at the New York museum.

    Jin Lee / The Associated Press / National September 11 Memorial Museum

    A piece of airplane damaged in the attacks of September 11, 2001, is displayed at the New York museum.

  • Two tridents from the World Trade Center are on display inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum before a dedication ceremony at the museum Thursday, May 15. The museum will open to the public on May 21.

    Allan Tannenbaum, Pool / The Associated Press

    Two tridents from the World Trade Center are on display inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum before a dedication ceremony at the museum Thursday, May 15. The museum will open to the public on May 21.

  • 'The Last Column' was the final steel beam ceremonially removed from Ground Zero and is now on display in the memorial museum.

    Timothy A. Clary, Pool / The Associated Press

    'The Last Column' was the final steel beam ceremonially removed from Ground Zero and is now on display in the memorial museum.

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