The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy officiates a promotion ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial. He is holding up his right hand as he stands across from a woman in a U.S. military outfit who is also holding up her right hand. An American flag is hanging in the background.
Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy officiates a promotion ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The View: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum hosted special events and programs for veterans and their families last week during an annual five-day Salute to Service. This year the tribute included a military reenlistment and promotion ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial officiated by Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy.

Salute to Service also included a visit by the grand marshals of the 2016 Veterans Day Parade, all three veterans and 9/11 first responders, who laid a wreath at the Survivor Tree, and a performance by the U.S. Navy Academy Women’s Glee Club.

In remembrance of 9/11 first responders and veterans, American flags were placed on the Memorial. Yellow roses were placed on the Memorial on Veterans Day.

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