Fulfilling our sacred obligation to remember those who were killed on September 11, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers the following resources to communities all over the world as they seek to honor those who died, all who survived and the sacrifices of first responders and recovery workers.
Your community can share in this commitment to never forget through observances, volunteerism, student engagement and local events. Let us know how you commemorate 9/11 by tagging your photos on social media with the hastag #Honor911.
Honor and Remember
Belleville, Ill., Eighth Annual Moment of Remembrance Ceremony
At the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois, the city of Belleville honors the victims, survivors and rescue and recovery workers of 9/11 at their annual Moment of Remembrance ceremony. The September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois features a seedling from the 9/11 Memorial’s very own Survivor Tree, a Callery pear tree that endured the September 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center. The memorial also features a steal beam from the original Twin Towers.
New Paltz, N.Y., 9/11 Anniversary Ceremony
Each year, the New Paltz Community September 11th Memorial in New Paltz N.Y. holds a service to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. The New Paltz community conducts a moment of silence on the specific times of each attack and the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. The New Paltz 9/11 Memorial features a Survivor Tree seedling and a steel beam from the North Tower.
San Francisco Giants Tribute
The San Francisco Giants honored the victims, survivors, first responders, and rescue and recovery workers at AT&T Park before their game on September 11, 2018. The commemoration included a banner memorial tribute in front of the stadium, a moment of silence, and the singing of the National Anthem and "God Bless America."
Brooklyn, N.Y., 75th Pct. Memorial Garden
In 2003, the 75th Precinct Memorial Garden in Brooklyn, N.Y., was created by a small group of NYPD officers to honor former police officers of the 75th Pct. and Emergency Service Truck 7, who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. In 2011, the memorial garden added the name of a former 75th Precinct police officer who died from exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11. The 75th Precinct Memorial Garden features a Survivor Tree seedling and steel from the original World Trade Center.
Organize and Participate
9/11 Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk
The city of Sacramento, Calif., honors the victims, survivors, and rescue and recovery workers of 9/11 through their Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk. At the finish of the 5K, runners and members of the community pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims lost on September 11, 2001, by placing an American flag next to each victim’s name at their tribute site in downtown Sacramento.
The Colorado Memorial Stair Climb
In the years since 2009, the Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Denver, Colo., has been attended by more than 25,000 climbers, raising over $500,000 for the FDNY Counseling Service Unit (CSU) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Survivor Programs. The 11th annual stair climb unites their community to climb 110 stories of stairs to commemorate the events of 9/11 and honor the 343 FDNY firefighters killed on September 11, 2001.
Volunteer and Serve
Volunteer New York!: 9/11 Serve and Remember Volunteer Program
9/11 Serve and Remember is an annual community-wide day of service dedicated to honoring the victims, family members, rescue and recovery workers of 9/11 through service. Over the last 9 years Volunteer New York! has worked with Westchester County government to unite thousands of volunteers in service. In 2018, more than 1,000 local volunteers and families gave their time to help others on #911Day.
Teach and Learn
Students from MACADEMY School for Science and Technology Visit the Museum
Middle school students from MACADEMY School for Science and Technology in Brooklyn participating in a guided student program led by Education Specialist Eduardo Quezada.