Please join us to take a moment to reflect on the tremendous tragedy that took place in New York City 11 years ago… 9/11 was an event that shook Americans and reached people across all depths of the world.
Honor. Remember. Reunite.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center opened its doors in the summer of 2011, marking our Nation’s 10 Year Anniversary to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In the last year over 4 million people have visited the memorial from all 50 states and over 170 countries. "It reflects the deeply held belief of the importance of honoring victims of the terrorist attacks that shocked the world almost 11 years ago. These visitors who come to this site and walk this sacred ground are helping to preserve the memory of every man, woman, and child taken from us too soon" said Joe Daniels, the 9/11 Memorial President.
The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.
The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum will open as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11's continuing significance. We will never forget.
The Museum’s growing collection of diverse materials includes artifacts, photographs, audio and video tapes, personal effects and memorabilia, expressions of tribute and remembrance, recorded testimonies and digital files and websites related to the history of the World Trade Center, the events of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, and the repercussions of these seismic attacks.
Below is a link to follow the 9/11 Anniversary Memorial live as families and friends come together to honor the people they love.
To the families who lost loved ones, our hearts go out to you. For the communities who lost their local heroes, we give to them our upmost respect. To the Americans who have joined forces to fight the war overseas, we salute you. And to all those affected by the events of 9/11, may we continue to grow stronger as One Nation and always remember what happened 11 years ago today…
God Bless America.