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Passed: Kyrillos/Cunningham Resolution to Open 9/11 Museum for All American Families

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) and Senator Sandra Cunningham (R-Hudson) urging Congress to designate the September 11 Memorial and Museum as a national memorial was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Joe Kyrillos resolution urges the President and Congress to designate the 9/11 Memorial Museum as a “national memorial.” (Flickr)

“It has been almost 16 years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the 9/11 Museum honors the memory of those we lost and the heroism of so many on that horrific day,” Senator Kyrillos said. “It can cost upwards of $200 to buy tickets for a family of four, which makes it extremely difficult for many people to visit this solemn place. We must remember those we lost, and making the 9/11 Museum a National Memorial will ensure that everyone can visit and pay their respects.”

The resolution, SR-13, urges Congress and the President to enact H.R.3036, which would designate the 9/11 museum as a national memorial. The designation would make admission to the museum and memorial free, similar to national attractions in Washington, D.C.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was constructed on the grounds of the World Trade Center in New York City. The memorial, which opened in 2011, features North America’s two largest man-made waterfalls, as well as the name of each person who died inscribed into bronze panels. The Museum, which contains various artifacts and archives, was opened three years later in 2014.

“The National September 11 Memorial and Museum honors the lives lost on that fateful day and recognizes all those who acted selflessly to respond,” said Senator Cunningham (D-Hudson). “We should designate this site as a national memorial, in recognition of the life-changing effect these events have had on all of our lives, especially for those living and working in northern New Jersey who wake up and see a skyline forever changed.”

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