After closing for more than three months due to COVID-19, the 9/11 Memorial is making a return on a very patriotic day: July 4.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum announced the news on Tuesday (6/16), according to Crain’s New York Business, clarifying that though the memorial plaza itself will be open to visitors, the museum will remain closed for now.
Visitors will be able to walk up to the glowing memorial pools, which are located where the Twin Towers once stood, and read the names of those lost during the attack.
They will have safety regulations in place, and will ensure social distancing is maintained while visiting.
In a statement, chairman of the board and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said:
“As we recognize our independence and honor our freedoms, and those who protect them, the opening of the 9/11 Memorial symbolizes how we as a country can endure, persevere, come together and rebuild even after living through dark and uncertain times.”
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