Commemorating the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

August 27, 2012

Letter by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on Commemorating the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Dear Friends:

In 15 days, we will commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11. As that date approaches, please join me in upholding our collective promise to never forget the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who were killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Today the 9/11 Memorial is launching a new commemoration resources page with ideas and tools for planning a 9/11 anniversary observance in your community. Among the many resources included are a downloadable 2012 Commemoration Planning Guide, suggestions for parents on how to talk to kids about 9/11, classroom activities, ways to commemorate online, and much more. Click here to learn more and get started.

We hope that you will share with us your commemoration plans, and encourage friends, family and others in your community to join in commemorating the anniversary. Whether you choose to observe a moment of silence, mark the day through volunteerism, or spread the message of remembrance through your social networks, you are playing an important part in memorializing those who were lost and the sacrifices made 11 years ago. In the wake of the attacks, we showed the world that the best of humanity can overcome the worst hate. Join us as we come together again to honor, remember and reunite.

Warm regards,

Joe Daniels
President & CEO