A butterfly lands on the shoulder of a probationary EMT as he reflects at his stepfather’s name on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo courtesy of FDNY.
Paying tribute to first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice is why the New York City Police Department and New York Fire Department have made a visit to the 9/11 Memorial part of their recruits’ official training. Since many of those who join the NYPD or FDNY follow their father or a loved one into the service, many times one of those recruits is honoring their own father who was killed as a result of the 9/11 attacks.Read more
A performance on the 9/11 Memorial plaza, from 2017's Make Music New York event. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial
Since 2014, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has participated in Make Music New York, an annual musical celebration that fills New York City with music each year on June 21, the longest day of the year.Read more
Architect Masayuki (Masa) Sono's memorial "Postcards" on Staten Island. Photo courtesy of GION.
Sharing the Memorials Registry is a series devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which individuals and communities commemorate the 9/11 victims through the creation of public memorials. Learn more at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Memorials Registry , which tracks 9/11 Memorials throughout the world.Read more
On Sept. 16, 2001, New York Rangers Mark Messier, Mike Richter and Eric Lindros (in T-shirts, left to right) visited the World Trade Center site to thank rescue workers. Accompanying them were team president and general manager Glen Sather and vice president of public relations John Rosasco. Photograph by New York Rangers/Glen Sather
While leagues and teams grappled with the question of whether they should play their scheduled matches, local players and coaches visited Ground Zero to pay their respects and offer support to the rescue and recovery workers.Read more
Members of the 9/11 community gathered in Foundation Hall on Wednesday evening to pay tribute to those who took part in the rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
To mark the 16th anniversary of the completion of the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum honored the brave individuals who served with dedication and selflessness after the attack with a special ceremony within the Museum.Read more
Donald Anderson's photo archive depicts the rescue and recovery effort. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Donald Anderson, Sr.
Donald Anderson shared his photographic archive with the 9/11 Memorial Museum. His photographs document the people he saw during the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero and chronicle the efforts made to address the incomprehensible destruction.Read more