Register for the Annual Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

A man with salt-and-pepper hair and a sportcoat is standing and smiling while being interviewed in front of a video camera.
Photo by 9/11 Memorial & Museum Staff

At a time when we are all looking for meaningful ways to connect with one another online, we are excited to announce that registration for the 2020 Anniversary in the Schools program is officially open. Join thousands of students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for this free program.

Participants will connect with Museum staff and guest speakers through first-person stories about the attacks and recognize the importance of commemoration during this 30-minute program.

2020 Webinar Trailer


This year’s webinar speakers include:

Julie Sweeney Roth, a 9/11 family member whose husband, Brian Sweeney, was killed when Flight 175 struck the South Tower

Sonia Agron, a Red Cross volunteer who worked at Ground Zero and now suffers from 9/11-related health effects

Wesley Wong, a retired FBI agent who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived the collapse of both towers

Michael Hingson, a 9/11 survivor who escaped from the North Tower by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog, Roselle

Jon and Caleigh Leiken, the former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and his daughter, Caleigh, who was born in New York City on 9/11 after his wife evacuated lower Manhattan

The program will be available on-demand beginning Friday, September 11, 2020. Educators will have the ability to preview the full program in early September. On the anniversary, Education staff will answer student questions through an exclusive live chat. The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language, captioned, and can be played with Spanish subtitles. An audio description will also be available. 

This webinar was made possible in partnership with the New York Life Foundation.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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