Alice M. Greenwald Statement on the Killing of Ayman Al-Zawahiri
A statement from Alice M. Greenwald, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, on the killing of top al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
Each summer, thousands of students take the first steps in their professional journeys by working as interns. The connections, skills, and situations they're exposed to during their internships shape their post-graduation lives and in many cases, the way they view the world. Recognizing the immeasurable and ongoing impact of 9/11, Visionary Ashley Nicolas, an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, hosted a special Museum tour for the summer interns in her office on July 18.
The interns, all heading into their second year at law schools across the country, have expressed an interest in entering public service after graduation. Through their work at the Southern District, they regularly interact with New York City law enforcement. Nicolas felt a Museum visit would be an excellent way to convey the dedication and bravery that define this line work.
"It was important that they have an opportunity to spend some time thinking about the legacy of 9/11 and the sacrifices made that day and in the weeks and years to follow," Nicolas said. "I hope it was a grounding experience. I hope they saw the best of America in the stories of the response and drew inspiration from it."
The Visionary Network brings people between the ages of 21 and 45 together through acts of advocacy, commemoration, and engagement, to deepen their connection to the Memorial & Museum and ensure that future generations remember 9/11 and their aftermath. Learn more about the Visionary Network here.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff