9/11 Memorial & Museum Honors Servicemembers During Fleet Week

9/11 Memorial & Museum Honors Servicemembers During Fleet Week

A reenlistment ceremony on the Memorial plaza during Fleet Week 2017. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will offer discounted admission and host a series of special programs in conjunction with Fleet Week. From Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27, the Museum will open at 8 a.m. — before its regular operating hours — for U.S. service members in uniform.

Entry to the 9/11 Memorial Museum is free of charge for active and retired members of the U.S. military, but due to capacity limitations, tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Fleet Week events at the 9/11 Memorial will kick off on Friday, May 25, with a performance by the U.S Coast Guard silent drill team at 1 p.m. and a reenlistment ceremony on the Memorial plaza at 2 p.m.

On Sunday, May 27, around 200 Marines, Coast Guardsmen and first responders will participate in the Fleet Week World Trade Center Freedom Run. Runners will follow a loop of lower Manhattan while calling cadence and carrying American and Marine Corps flags.

They will be escorted on to the plaza where there will be a moment of silence at the South Pool following brief remarks. Following the run at 10 a.m., Boy Scout troops will hold a flag-folding ceremony next to the Survivor Tree.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff