The International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, 2021

  • August 21, 2021
A young woman with blonde hair, dressed in black, places a colorful bouquet at the Survivor Tree on the Memorial.
Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff

Today, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognize the annual International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Established by the United Nations in 2017, the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is dedicated to helping victims' voices be heard; supporting their unique needs; and upholding their rights. 

Pictured here is Caitlin Leavey - whose father Joseph was an FDNY lieutenant killed on 9/11 - commemorating the day with a bouquet of flowers placed at the Survivor Tree. Caitlin is now a teacher who has worked extensively with international victims of terrorism and children impacted by terrorism. She is also a co-founder of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Visionary Network

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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