No matter what point in the memorials’ history ( from the morning of September 11th, the selection of memorial designs, to the construction, their completion, and the ceremonies), families of those lost during the attack and the survivors remain important to the development of these sites, both psychically and in spirit.
Over the years families and survivors have come together forming advocacy groups, like the September 11th Families’ Association. These groups remain vocal about the 9/11 memorials and often participate in anniversary ceremonies. To learn more about the September 11th Families’ Association group please click on the link below.
To learn more about the Associations view on the construction of the memorials please click on the image below.
In addition to information provided by family and survivor groups, families are also offered resources from the official 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The memorial offers assistance and special offers to family members of those who lost their lives in the attacks. Families are encouraged to visit the memorials as often as they would like, as well as take part in memorial services. To learn more about the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s resources for families please click on the link below.