21 May 2014

Tissues, counselors help ease pain at 9/11 museum | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Tissues, counselors help ease pain at 9/11 museum

Image Copyright: John Munson, The Star-Ledger, pool/AP

By JENNIFER PELTZ
Copyright: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — There are prominent videos of the twin towers collapsing and photos of people falling from them. Portraits of nearly 3,000 victims and voice mail messages from people in hijacked planes.

But behind the wrenching sights and sounds of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum lies a quiet effort to help visitors handle its potentially traumatic impact, from silent spaces and built-in tissue boxes to a layout designed to let people bypass the most intense exhibits.

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