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‘It’s so important that we pass this history to the next generation’

How, 20 years on, a thousand volunteers are teaching youngsters about 9/11

Mark Porter

As the US ends its “forever war” in Afghanistan, a museum in New York is teaching children about the event that set it in motion before they were born: 9/11.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum in Lower Manhattan uses personal tours and first-person accounts from the people who lived through the day when American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center to educate a new generation.

“We don’t have a lot of artefacts,” said Joan Mastropaolo, one of about 1,000 volunteers who offer guided tours at the museum...

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