Images: National September 11 Memorial Museum Dedication

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Members of the general public watch a screen projection of President Barack Obama giving a speech during the dedication ceremony.

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Two Port Authority Police Officers talk before the start of dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum .

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Port Authority Police Academy cadets stand by the South reflecting pool during the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York Hillary Clinton greets people following the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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A New York City firefighter looks at the last column recovered at the World Trade Center site at the dedication ceremony for the National 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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Two people embrace while gathered on the plaza of the National September 11 Memorial to watch the telecast of the dedication ceremony.

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, and Diana Taylor, tour the Memorial Hall.

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President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tour Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Speaking at the dedication, the president said, no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States.

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Invited guests listen as President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York.

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A view of the National September 11 Memorial Museum with the north reflecting pool in foreground during the museum's dedication ceremony.

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Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, left, former New York Governor George Pataki, second left, former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former United State President Bill Clinton listen to choir music at the beginning of dedication ceremony.

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United States President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony.

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"The Final Column" is now part of the Memorial in Foundation Hall.

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President Barack Obama talks with Ling Young, left, and Alison Crowther before their remarks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall. Young was working on the 86th floor of the South Tower and was one of 12 people who escaped the sky lobby after Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center. Crowther is the mother of Welles Crowther who was killed on September 11 while assisting in the evacuation efforts in the South Tower.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani greets New York City Fireman at the dedication.

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New York City Fireman attended the dedication.

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki speaks as photos of 9/11 victims are projected during the dedication ceremony.

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From left, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton sits with his wife former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former New York Governor George Pataki and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani during the dedication ceremony.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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People try to look through the windows of the National September 11 Memorial Museum during the museum's dedication.

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A rose is placed on a name engraved along the South reflecting pool at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony.

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki speaks as photos of 9/11 victims are projected, during the dedication ceremony.

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Visitors watch a screen projection of the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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Visitors gather on the plaza of the National September 11 Memorial to watch a live video of President Barack Obama's speech during the dedication ceremony.

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Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, left, greets New York City firefighter Mickey Kross before his speech during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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A woman places a hand on the names engraved along the South reflecting pool at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony.

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Workers on the plaza of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum stack sections of fencing removed from the venue's perimeter, in New York, Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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Connie Dorner of Camarillo, Calif., cries as she stands at memorial plaza to view the program on a television monitor during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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First responders from the FDNY and Port Authority exit the stage during the Dedication Ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in the museum's Foundation Hall .

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A photograph of New York Fire Department Lt. Joseph Agnello is held during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum .

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A twisted piece of steel from the World Trade Center sits in Foundation Hall before the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

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Gallery updated: 5/15/2014 5:04 PM

About this Gallery

See images from the dedication ceremony for the National 9/11 Memorial Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York City. The museum memorializes the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York as well as the Pentagon and the wayward hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.
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