The 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present, and Future is an iPad app that serves to commemorate the events of that historic and tragic day and offer a unique look at the history and the planned future for the 9/11 Memorial that opens next month.
The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and will open to the public on the day after, September 12, 2011.
This app, just as the title suggests, offers a superb look at the past, present, and future of what seems destined to become an important national landmark in the US. It includes never-seen-before videos, photographs, interviews and text that document the Memorial. The app is an iPad exclusive – and the publisher, Steve Rosenbaum, calls it ‘history in your hands’. It will be released in the App Store on September 1st and will be free for 11 days – 9/1 to 9/11.
I was far away from the events of 9/11, here in Texas – but like so many others I watched the events unfold from early that morning and have vivid memories of the day. So when I was offered a chance to install a pre-release copy of this app it took me about 2 seconds to say yes. I’ve been reading and browsing the app for the last couple of weeks and as usual I’ve got some thoughts to share …