MUSEUM OPENS The long-awaited Sept. 11 museum opened this week in?New York to allow victims' friends, relatives, rescue workers and survivors an opportunity to visit before the official public opening takes place later this week. Those who visited the museum said it was an overwhelming and emotional process, according to an Associated Press story. The museum includes a wide variety of artifacts from the terrorist attacks of 2001, including large columns from the World Trade Center. But there are also smaller, more personal items in the museum, including a wedding ring, a voice mail from a victim and at least one New York Police Department shield. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. The museum officially opens to the public on Wednesday. There are no doubt survivors and family members of victims that won't be able to visit the museum, while others will need to visit to feel closer to those lost in the attack. The museum will forever be a place of healing and rememberance.