This week, 99 international flags were installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion to commemorate the victims of 9/11. Visible from the 9/11 Memorial plaza, these flags help to signify the victims’ countries and epitomize the global impact of 9/11.
The installation of these flags recall those hanging in the mezzanine level of the original Twin Towers. Some of the flags, which were not on display on 9/11, are part of the museum’s collection.
Original South Tower lobby. Photograph by Tom Wallace.
The museum is proud to display the flags of these countries in memory of the 2,977 victims of 9/11.
By Christine Murphy, 9/11 Memorial Administration/Researcher