The New York Giants Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

by cferer on August 25, 2014

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After their practice on Wednesday, August 20, the New York Giants were faced with another hard-hitting experience. En masse Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Andre Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., Rashad Jennings, and Ryan Nassib, among others, filed into  the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

They looked like giants to me and appeared meek and solemn. Totally respectful. They sat quietly as their team owners John Mara and Jonathan Tisch spoke. When I got up to address them it was truly poignant, remembering they were as young as 10 years old when we were attacked.

However, when I asked who had seen it live on TV, very few had not seen it. They may have been students when they were told this event was to change their world, but now they were grown men. Stars. Role Models. Soft Giants.

They inhaled all that surrounded them on the museum tour – artifacts, photos and videos preceding, during and the after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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I encourage everyone to visit the museum and learn the history behind 9/11. Visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website at http://www.911memorial.org.

President Obama opens the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

by cferer on May 23, 2014

President Obama, Officials Attend 9/11 Memorial Museum Opening Ceremony

Actor Robert De Niro speaks with Vidicom CEO Christy Ferer at the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum on May 15, 2014.

Screen shot 2014-09-18 at 6.08.28 PMOfficially, this is the story of that day and its aftermath… the day that took 2983 souls on September 11, 2001. But for family member such as myself, it is something that is forever. Forever our story will be remembered. Our loved ones will be immortalized for their brutish death. They will be immortalized in a way few are ever immortalized.

There are videos from an astronaut and artists who just happened to have a fixed camera on the twin towers that day streaming into a Chelsea gallery to prove that nothing changes.

There are heart tugging artifacts  of crushed fire trucks, twisted subway turnstiles, a note calling for help with a victim’s blood stain.

It is a story told through the eyes of the world, witnesses, responders, and families through the texture of many media.

In addition, it is a memorial with the remains of those not identified behind a wall covered with the slogan from Virgil:
“No day shall erase you from the memory of time”

Construction for the September 11 Memorial Museum began in 2011 and was finally completed early this year. The museum is now opened to the public and the admission fee is $24. To read more about the memorial museum, click here:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2014/05/15/911-museum-dedication-ceremony/