Visitor passes distributed for 9/11 memorial

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 12:03 PM
Visitor passes distributed for  9/11 memorial

All 5,000 visitor passes to the opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial are gone _ distributed online in one hour.

The website for the Sept. 12 event went live Monday morning.

Memorial President Joe Daniels tells The Associated Press that officials were hoping for the quick response. He says it signals interest in the site, where "the public has not set foot in for 10 years."

Families of those who died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks will have special reservations to the site that bears the names of almost 3,000 victims. Some have never been to ground zero.

Daniels says families will be welcomed into a private room surrounded by images meant "to bring them peace," near a reflecting pool.

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Online: http://www.911memorial.org/