While news of people treating the site of World Trade Centre as a park is making the rounds, experts are not surprised as they feel that the 4.5 million people who visited the site in its first year only - but many could not relate to the history behind the incident - something that an official museum would be able to achieve.
In order for them to construct any meaning from the random names they see on the side of the pool, present at the site and having engraved names of those who died due to the attacks, it is important for them to know the stories of the brave men and women who raged their last war and lost but they fought nonetheless. The foundation that runs the memorial estimates that after the museum is finally fully constructed both will together cost $60million a year to operate.
This huge amount have raised concerns among various people and many think that without government help, to run the place would be difficult. On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, the US President Barack Obama will mark the occasion with a series of commemorations in and around Washington, reported Huffington post. He and first lady Michelle Obama will, on Tuesday morning, on the White House lawns, will pay their respect to the deceased with a moment of silence. Then they will attend the memorial at the Pentagon, and later in the afternoon they will visit the wounded service members and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Other countries will also pay their homage to the people who died. Like in Venice, a 14-feet steel beam recovered from the World Trade Centre will be dedicated to the 9/11 victims in a memorial ceremony. Connecticut is also making memorial preparations at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The ceremony that is to be attended by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will be sombre and simple. The victim's names would be read aloud followed by speeches.