Event to Remember, Celebrate Loved Ones Lost

Event to Remember, Celebrate Loved Ones Lost

Cover of "Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive". Photo courtesy Allison Gilbert.

This Sunday members of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum community are invited to participate in a New York City event geared toward celebrating the life of loved ones lost.

The national #MemoryBash movement, sparked by the release of “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive,” is coming to Lillie's Union Square from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring a cherished object with you to tell its story. Held in partnership with Show & Tale, a Brooklyn-based organization that hosts memory-sharing events in restaurants and bars throughout New York, this event will unfold as "show and tells" did in kindergarten with the opportunity to share and discuss sentimental and commemorative objects.

Admission to #MemoryBash is free. Learn more here or by visiting my website.

By Allison Gilbert, author of "Passed and Present: Keeping
Memories of Loved Ones Alive"

Gilbert is co-editor of "Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11", a historical record of how broadcast journalists covered 9/11.

Gilbert’s emergency triage tag from 9/11 is on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Gilbert is also featured in the museum’s audio guide, her voice and story introduced by 9/11 Memorial board member Robert DeNiro.