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A true sign of support

Join other businesses participating in a grassroots effort designed to help build and sustain the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  The initiative is called Signs of Support, co-chaired by acclaimed actor Robert De Nero and leading film producer Jane Rosenthal, who are board members on the  memorial and museum's foundation.  Businesses that opt to support the construction of the Memorial & Museum by participating in the Signs of Support program can publicly show their support by displaying a special decal on their front doors or windows like this one shown above.

To show our gratitude, businesses participating in the program will be featured on the memorial and museum's web site and in a business supporters' directory at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.  The Preview Site has had more than 500,000 visitors.

Immediately after the attacks the lower Manhattan business community came together to assist in the recovery efforts - restaurants nourished first responders and stores converted commercial space into places for workers to rest. In the days, weeks and months after the 2001 attacks, businesses operating in an anemic economy eventually began to regain a financial foothold and became key components to rebuilding downtown.  The "Forever Changed. Forever Connected" slogan reinforces the connection local businesses developed within the community through the downtown rebuilding effort.

So join other businesses today, and find out how you can show your sign of support.  Don't own a business, that's OK. Click here to find out about others ways you can support the 9/11 Memorial.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Director for the 9/11 Memorial