A single, white rose is placed at a name etched on a bronze parapet of the Memorial. The dark parapet glistens with raindrops.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Birthday Roses

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes the birthdays of the men, women, and children whose names are inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial by placing a single white rose at each person’s name on his or her birthday.

The roses stand as a moving reminder of the very personal loss of human life on September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, while providing a special way to invite visitors from around the world to join us in honoring your loved ones. This simple and powerful remembrance began in 2013 after a volunteer suggested this tribute. You can learn more about the program on our MEMO blog.

If you are the family member of a victim and would like to receive a photo of your loved one’s rose, please submit your request through the form below. Photos are typically sent within 3–5 business days. If you have any questions about this program, please contact 911mmbirthdayroses@911memorial.org.

Video: Mission to Remember Series: Birthday Roses

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