iPad App of the Week: Past, Present and Future – the 9/11 Memorial App

Never forget. It’s a phrase you hear a lot when the events of September 11th, 2001 are brought up. That phrase has many different meaning to many different Americans. The 911 Memorial App: Past, Present, and Future captures one of the very best meanings of those two words – remember the sacrifices, but also remember that life has gone on, and that hope for a better future persists. The app is a photo chronicle of the World Trade Center – from the construction of the Twin Towers to their tragic destruction, and finally to the memorial opening this weekend to commemorate what was lost and remind us of what the future can hold.

Photos and videos from the entire timeline of the World Trade Center are on the app, as well as a few extras, like an interview with the architect of the 9/11 memorial in New York. There’s also much reading material packed in to the app, shedding light on the attacks and what happened in their aftermath.

It’s hard to snap ten years of history into perspective all at once, especially when emotions still run high for many when the attacks are brought up. This app handles that task well, most critically keeping an eye turned toward the future while keeping the memory of the past alive. For any who want a digital companion for the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this app is well worth the time. It’s available for free now from the iTunes App Store.

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