Special Programming at the 9/11 Memorial Museum Honors Military Members

Special Programming at the 9/11 Memorial Museum Honors Military Members

United States Marine Corp held a ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial plaza as a part of the 2017 Salute to Service week. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

In advance of Veterans Day, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is hosting an array of events to pay tribute to those who’ve served in the armed forces.

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the armistice of WWI. We remember and honor those lost by displaying a 10-foot maquette of the centerpiece of the future WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A close-up of the maquette for the future WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission made this sculpture, “A Soldier’s Journey,” available until November 28. It depicts the journey of an American solider from his departure to war, its ordeal and the aftermath. Click here for more information on the maquette and the Commission.

Additionally, visitors are encouraged to view the Army Ranger jacket of Pat Tillman who left his thriving career in the National Football League after 9/11 to serve in the U.S. Army. His influence on the sports community makes his story one of the most extraordinary of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s special exhibition “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11.” 

Pat Tillman's U.S. Army Ranger jacket on view in the exhibition "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11." Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

The annual Salute to Service week continues with events for veterans and active members of the military, as well as the families who support them. On Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, yellow roses will be placed in the names of those killed on 9/11 who served in the military.

Salute to Service week will also include commissioning ceremonies for public safety agencies and military branches, 2018 Honor Ruck family march through lower Manhattan and visits from the Battle of the Branches hockey tournament for club teams from each of the service academies. 

Throughout Salute to Service, all veterans will receive free admission to visit the Museum. In recognition of the courage and sacrifice of military families, throughout Salute to Service families who are accompanied by a veteran will receive up to two half-price Museum tickets.

Ticketing for Salute to Service will be accommodated at the ticket windows via a dedicated lane outside the Museum's entrance with a check-in table. Veterans will take a brief digital survey confirming their service and receive a thank you card, a postcard image of artwork created by children in our Education Center, before heading to the ticket window.