Survivors to visit 9/11 memorial on 9/12

A group of  75 survivors will get to visit the 9/11 Memorial on the afternoon of September 12, following a request by the World Trade Center Survivors’ Network to accommodate the 9/11 victims the day after the 10th anniversary.

The organization managed to secure the group visit through the memorial’s free online reservations system, even after most of the tickets for the first week of the memorial were already sold out (more than 52,000 passes have been reserved online since the service’s digital launch on July 11).

Some survivors such as Joyce Daino, however, feel the Sept. 12 accommodation does not make up for the group’s exclusion from the memorial during the Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony.

“It still feels like a smack in the face,” said Daino. “It’s kind of like they’re giving us a little bone and saying, ‘that will pacify you.’”

If you’re a member of the Survivors’ Network and would like to join the group in its Sept. 12 visit to the memorial, R.S.V.P. to contact@survivorsnet.org by Wed., Aug. 10. The group can only accommodate 75 visitors, so those interested are asked to R.S.V.P. as soon as possible.