Fences surrounding the 9/11 Memorial have been taken down, after a dedication ceremony at the nearby musem.

The change means that visitors will no longer need tickets or reservations to visit the memorial plaza.  They also won't have to go through strict security procedures.

"It's the best thing they could have done," Sylvia Rosen told NBC 4 New York.  "Everyone should see it.  No one should forget."

Since the opening of the memorial in 2011, visitors needed tickets and had to go through security to get on the site.

There is no admission price for the memorial and it's open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Yesterday, a dedication ceremony was held for the September 11th Memorial Museum.  President Barack Obama, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg are among those who spoke.

The museum includes 10,000 artifacts and profiles on the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks.

It opens to the public next Wednesday.


Source:  NBC 4 New York

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