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Local man to help grieving families touring 9/11 Memorial Museum

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The 9/11 Memorial Museum opens May 21, but this weekend, families of the victims have been invited to tour the museum before it opens to the public.

It's an event that will probably bring back a flood of emotions from the day America was attacked almost 13 years ago.

So, about a dozen Red Cross mental health volunteers are being deployed to New York City to help the grieving families as they tour the museum. Vince Calcara of Oneida County responded right after the attacks, and is honored to go back for the museum opening.

"I want to see this thing through," Calcara said. "I think it's going to put some closure to a lot of folks, but as I said earlier, people will respond differently.

"But it will go a long way toward people healing and resuming their lives."

The museum is a remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks at the World Trade Center in Pennsylvania, the Pentagon and the six people killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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