I hadn't been there since I was a kid. My husband & children had never been. Suffice it to say, we all enjoyed the museum very much.
There was, however, one part that I think really affected my husband & I.
The World Trade Center exhibit.
2,973 senseless fatalities.
Having never been to Ground Zero, this is probably the next closest thing. (Sorry, I realize my photos are not the best quality.)
Actual candles & paper roll with prayers & tributes found at Ground Zero.
A destroyed door off an NYPD police car.
Some of the steel framing from the buildings.
I cannot even put into words the feeling that overcame us by looking at all of this. My husband & I were literally speechless. I struggled to hold back tears.
Just seeing all the destroyed items, everyday items, found at the sight was heartbreaking. This exhibit was more powerful than I could have ever imagined.
I guess the only thing I can say is, we must never forget.
(I found some really amazing photos of 9/11. If you're interested, go here).
God Bless America!