Preserving the Memory of 9/11 Through the Memorials Registry

A woman surrounded by wreaths and flowers stands solemnly at the Grosvenor Square Garden memorial in London. An inscription on the memorial reads, “Grief is the price we pay for love.”
This memorial in Grosvenor Square Garden in London is one of the more than 1,200 memorials included in the Memorials Registry.

The Memorials Registry tracks the creation of public 9/11 memorials around the world, effectively documenting both the enduring global impact of the attacks and the diverse ways in which communities across the world have come together in a display of resilience in the face of tragedy and aching tribute to those lost.

Visitors can digitally track memorials honoring the memory of 9/11 victims through an interactive map that allows them to view the location of a memorial, the inscription text, any photographs of the site and additional information of each memorial. Registry users can create records for new memorials and/or acknowledge distinct initiatives, from planted trees and sculptures, to street signs, murals and monuments.

With nearly 1,210 existing memorials in the registry, more than 1,100 are located in the U.S. alone. The remainder are spread out through North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. In the Pacific, 9/11 memorials can be mapped from Hawaii to Guam to Tondo, Philippines. They are joined further to the south by memorials in Cambridge and Christchurch, New Zealand, and Korylama and Iwakuni, Japan, to the north. To the west, 9/11 memorials heavily dot the landscape of western Europe, reaching from Tuam, Ireland, to Warsaw, Poland.

These memorials serve as a living testament to the strength of a global community and its steadfast commitment to never forget. This registry is but one way in which we continue to memorialize the victims of the attacks. Learn more or add a memorial here

By Yulia Shalomov, Executive Assistant, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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