The dedication ceremony of the The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will be aired live here beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.
President Barack Obama will be on hand to open the museum where visitors will experience the sights and sounds of what happened that dark day.
"The opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum is an important milestone for our city and our country," former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said in a statement released Wednesday.
"The Museum tells heartbreaking stories of unimaginable loss, but also inspiring stories of courage and compassion. Its opening honors the commitment we made to 9/11 family members and to all future generations: That we would never forget those we lost or the terrible lessons we learned that day. So many people from across the country and around the world made the Museum possible -- including New York City school children who donated their pennies -- and they all have my deepest gratitude."
9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald? remarked: "Throughout the development of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, we have very consciously applied the idea that an emotionally safe encounter with difficult history, experienced through the lens of memory, can inspire and change the way people see the world and the possibility of their own lives.
"We are proud that this Museum fulfills our obligation to tell the story of what happened on Sept. 11, examine the historical context that led up to the attacks and chronicle what followed in their wake, including the extraordinary response from uniformed rescue personnel, recovery workers, New Yorkers, Americans, and the world community."