Yesterday, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum unveiled an exhibit displaying information from the hunt and eventual slaying of Osama bin Laden. The new exhibit, located in the museum’s Foundation Hall, features photographs and key pieces from the mission.
One of the highlights from the new exhibit is a combat uniform shirt with an American flag patch worn by a Navy SEAL operator instrumental in the 2011 raid of the al-Qaeda leader.
Visitors can also view a brick from bin Laden’s compound, as well as a CIA challenge coin marked with an “X” on one side and “May 1, 2011” on the other. The coin created to commemorate the mission was donated by “Maya,” the CIA operative who tracked down bin Laden for years.
“This display, in the heart of Foundation Hall, invites Museum visitors to contemplate the extraordinary dedication of the U.S. military and intelligence communities in their search for justice in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks,” said 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Greenwald in a press release. “These artifacts testify to the outcome of years of effort to locate Osama bin Laden.”