US Veterans Honored with Salute to Service 5-Day Tribute

US Veterans Honored with Salute to Service 5-Day Tribute

U.S. Air Force at the 9/11 Memorial for a Salute to Service event. Photo by Jin Lee.

On Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day, Team Red, White and Blue placed yellow roses at the names of those killed on 9/11 who had served in the United States Armed Forces. This tribute was one of the final events, concluding the five-day Salute to Service at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

A member of Team Red, White and Blue places yellow roses in the 9/11 Memorial parapets in honor of Veterans Day. Photo by Jin Lee. In recognition of their service, veterans received free admission to the Museum throughout the five-day tribute. Veterans, their families, and the visiting public were also able to attend Salute to Service events and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, including a wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial,
demonstrations by the USAF Honor Guard Drill Team, and a live talk “The Stories They Tell: World Trade Center Steel in Afghanistan” hosted by Dr. Andrew Hammond, a Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.

In his Veterans Day letter, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels stressed that it is “vital that our visitors understand the strong bond between this sacred place
and those who chose to defend our nation.” This year, the 9/11 Memorial Museum was proud to host the third annual Salute to Service and will continue this tradition to honor the courage and sacrifice of United States veterans.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff