The haunting sound of bagpipes echoes in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Foundation Hall on most Wednesday afternoons. Curious museum visitors gather around the 58-ton steel beam known as the Last Column to hear the bagpipers from the NYPD, FDNY and PAPD pay tribute to those who died on 9/11.
In the tragic aftermath of 9/11, bagpipers and drummers played at hundreds of funerals held for police officers and firefighters who lost their lives. Today, the solemn sound of bagpipes remains an important reminder of a time when New Yorkers came together to grieve for their fallen heroes.
The tradition in Foundation Hall began in May 2014 as part of a ceremony held in the 9/11 Memorial Museum to honor the 12th anniversary of the formal end of the rescue and recovery efforts.
It is a powerful experience for many who visit the museum. Visitors interested in experiencing the weekly bagpipe tribute in Foundation Hall should plan to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff