As we have before, we pause today to reflect on this date nineteen years ago. And even though we are suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must never forget September 11 2001. No matter where you live.
Never Forget September 11 2001
Hard to believe that nineteen years have passed since those terrible events unfolded. Our hearts and thoughts to those whose loved ones were lost or wounded.
Just like so many other institutions, 2020 has been tough for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. It was closed for most of the year.
However, September 11, 2020 and September 12, 2020 see special.events. On September 11, 2020 the Museum opens for 9/11 families. And on September 12, 2020, it opens for the general public.
There are various ways to participate in 9/11 activities. The following are available though the 9/11 Memorial & Museum:
Watch the 9/11 Commemoration Livestream. The heart of the mission of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum remains the annual commemoration ceremony. Join us beginning at 8:40 a.m. on September 11 to watch the commemorative ceremony live stream.
Commemorate in Your Community. Understanding the events of the day is essential to commemoration. Visit our dedicated 9/11 commemoration page to learn World Trade Center history and how to talk to children about 9/11, and find resources for planning a commemoration ceremony in your community.
Tribute in Lights. Besides the annual Tribute in Light, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is partnering with NYC & Company and buildings throughout the city to light up their exteriors in light blue ito honor of the 19th anniversary of 9/11. Included are One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Vessel at Hudson Yards, and various billboards in Times Square.
Interactive Timelines. They chronicle events of September 11, 2001, the nine-month recovery effort at Ground Zero, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The timelines use images, audio, and video, as well as first-person accounts.
Make a Donation. By doing so, you allow us to share the stories of hope and resilience, sacrifice and service, good will and community that inspired us all in the aftermath of 9/11. Your generosity now makes our mission possible, as we work to reopen our doors with a renewed sense of purpose.
Find a Name on the Memorial. The nearly 3,000 names of those killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 are inscribed on bronze parapets surrounding the twin memorial pools.
9/11 Memorial Images
Here are two photos and a video clip.