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9/11 Families Will Get the First Shot At Trade Center Memorial Reservations

By Tom Liddy | June 11, 2011 5:03pm

By Tom Liddy

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN - Families of 9/11 victims will get priority access to the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center amid high expected demand for visitation.

Because construction will be ongoing at the site through the 10th Anniversary of the attacks this year, advance reservations will be needed to gain access to the area.

"There is a need to manage capacity on the plaza, and advance reservations are required for all visitors for safety purposes," reads a letter from Memorial President Joe Daniels.

"However, your experience - as families of those whose loved ones were taken too soon - is of the deepest importance to us."

The note says that beginning July 6, families of the 9/11 and 1993 Trade Center attacks will get to secure the advance reservations.

A dedicated phone number for the purpose will be sent to the families in July.

Family members will also be able to make reservations online at www.911memorial.org and will have a separate entry area.