9/11 Memorial Marks the 19th Anniversary of the End of the Rescue and Recovery Effort

A photo of the May 30 commemorative moment held on the Memorial Glade. An honor guard procession carries an American flag on an overcast day.
Photo by Ben Hider

On Sunday, May 30, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum observed an intimate commemorative moment to mark the 19th anniversary of the end of the nine-month rescue, recovery, and relief effort at the World Trade Center site and the two-year anniversary of the 9/11 Memorial Glade dedication.

As 9/11 rescue, recovery, and relief workers, survivors and members of the lower Manhattan community, and families of those who have passed due to 9/11-related illnesses gathered on the 9/11 Memorial Glade, a moment of silence was held to mark the anniversary following an honor guard and singing of the national anthem. The Glade inscription was also read aloud to those in attendance and another musical tribute concluded the ceremony.

For those who were unable to attend the event in person, you can learn more about the rescue and recovery operation at Ground Zero on the May 30, 2002 Commemoration page or view the photo gallery below.

Photos by Ben Hider

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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