We recently went on a field trip to New York. There we visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum. We saw the “footprints” of the old twin towers, along with the two new towers. Inside the museum we saw photos of the first responders who helped find people after the attack. We learned that only one column had survived the attack and that it was the last column still standing. That column became a memorial and was a place for family of the people who died in the attacks to honor them. It is now in the 9/11 museum. We also saw a huge wall filled with squares of painted blue paper. We learned that each square represents a single person that died as a result of 9/11. We saw a few other artifacts in the museum too. Something that I have learned from this experience is the importance of a memorial because we have to remember what happened that day and the days that followed it.