NYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitor

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NEW YORK (AP) — The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public.

Museum President Joe Daniels said Tuesday the million-visitor mark wasn't expected to be reached until sometime in the fall but visitors recognize the museum is "a piece of history that they need to understand firsthand."

Daniels said feedback from visitors has made it clear that people want to know not only about the events of the day, but its aftermath. He noted exhibits like a shirt worn by a Navy SEAL in the raid on Osama bin Laden.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum opened May 21. The museum identified its 1-millionth visitor as Karen McDaniel, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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