Army senior leaders visit 9/11 Memorial
February 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 16, 2012) -- Senior Army leaders paid a call on New York City Feb. 14 to visit the recently completed 9/11 Memorial where once stood the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly guided Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and his wife Linda; Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III; Commander of U.S. Forces Korea Gen. James D. Thurman; Army Material Command chief Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody; Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command and other senior leaders to the memorial that serves as a national tribute of remembrance and honor to the men, women and children killed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and Feb. 26, 1993.
The names of the nearly 3,000 people who died are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the 9/11 Memorial's twin pools and are set within the footprints of the original twin towers. The memorial opened Sept. 12, 2011.