9/11 is not an east topic to cover. Even though it was 20 plus years ago I can still remember certain distinct aspects of the day - watching the Today Show as the first hit was being reported on and the second occurred, driving and listening to the Howard Stern Show as they discussed live what was going on and how they all reacted, picking up my kids from school and making sure the teachers were aware what was going on and more. The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum does a great job recapping 9/11 almost minute by minute, and they do so with radio feeds, TV feeds, recovered items, newspaper clippings, interviews, airline recordings, voice mail recordings and more. There is even a section dedicated to the canines who helped search the rubble and consoled first responders and survivors. We lived in NYS at the time, six hours from NYC, but still knew so many folks living there and who were/could have been impacted. We had been to the reflecting pools before but this was our first time in the museum; we spent three hours but it was not enough and plan to visit again. Like Yad Vashem it is hard to capture it all in one visit, and we’ve been to Yad Vashen multiple times. As you enter the Museum there is an optional 22 minute video on the hunt for Bin Laden, it is highly recommended you watch the movie, it gives great context on exactly how we were able to bring him down. On a final note, buy your tickets ahead of time, it will make your experience much smoother.