Never Forget: Commemorating the 19th Anniversary of 9/11

A hand places a long-stemmed rose on the memorial parapet.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

On Friday, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will lead the nation and the world in observing the 19th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. On this solemn day of remembrance, the Memorial and Museum will be open exclusively for family members for a private ceremony. The commemoration ceremony will be streamed online at

On September 11, the 9/11 Memorial will reopen to the public from 3 p.m. until midnight to allow visitors to pay their respects and participate in a special viewing of Tribute in Light. The 9/11 Memorial Museum will remain closed to the public on the anniversary but will reopen on Saturday, September 12, after being closed for nearly six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Advance timed tickets are now available online. 

There are many ways to join us in commemorating the 19th anniversary from near and far.

Watch the 9/11 Commemoration Livestream

The heart of the mission of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum remains the annual commemoration ceremony. Join us beginning at 8:40 a.m. on September 11 to watch the commemorative ceremony live stream. 

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

Offered every year on the 9/11 anniversary, this interactive program connects participants with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration. 

Commemorate in Your Community

Understanding the events of the day is essential to commemoration. Visit our dedicated 9/11 commemoration page to learn World Trade Center history and how to talk to children about 9/11, and find resources for planning a commemoration ceremony in your community.

Tribute in Lights

In addition to presenting the annual Tribute in Light, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is partnering with NYC & Company and buildings throughout the city to light up their facades and spires in light blue in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of 9/11. Look for the blue lights on some of New York City's most iconic buildings this year, including One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Vessel at Hudson Yards, and various billboards in Times Square.

Interactive Timelines

Interactive timelines chronicle the events of September 11, 2001, the nine-month recovery effort at Ground Zero, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The timelines use images, audio, and video, as well as first-person accounts from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent collection.

Make a Donation Today

When you make a gift to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, you allow us to share the stories of hope and resilience, sacrifice and service, good will and community that inspired us all in the aftermath of 9/11 and do so again today. Your generosity now makes our mission possible, as we work to reopen our doors with a renewed sense of purpose.

Find a Name on the Memorial

The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 are inscribed on bronze parapets surrounding the twin memorial pools. See a full list of the names on the Memorial.

If you’re planning your visit, learn more about the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's updated hours of operation, enhanced safety protocols, and modified Museum experience.

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