Its hard to believe that it has been 15 years since the terrorist attack that changed the entire country forever. While the scars still remain on our hearts, the memories of those lost will live forever at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

Sept. 11, 2001, a seemingly typical day in New York turned into chaos after two hijacked planes collided into the twin towers.

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For the first 10 years following the attacks, the city of New York was in constant disarray in order to recover from the assault. That all changed a decade later.

To remember the victims lost on Sept. 11, 2011, New York City opened the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Five years after its opening, the memorial is still a sight to be seen by all who stop by it.

The 9/11 Memorial is open to the public and plenty of people visit daily. Some of them bring flowers, flags and personal notes.

The 9/11 Memorial is open to the public and plenty of people visit daily. Some of them bring flowers, flags and personal notes.

The memorial includes a two separate waterfalls for each tower respectively and the names of the 2,606 victims who lost their lives engraved on the surrounding perimeter of the panel surrounding the waterfalls.

Port Authority Police Officer Kim Bonsanti said, “I think we’ve come a long way, especially with the healing of the families.”

A decent sized crowd gathered around Bonstanti as she played “Going Home,” on a trumpet on the eve of the 15th year anniversary of the attacks.

Fifteen years later, Bonsanti feels the memorial serves one purpose for those lost, “Well, it honors them, that’s the most important thing. It honors their memory, it honors who they were and it helps there family too keep healing.”

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