A single red rose stands at a name on a bronze parapet surrounding the lit-up reflecting pool in the footprint of the North Tower. The names of victims blur out of focus in the background.
Photo by Ben Hider


The 9/11 Memorial & Museum produces programming and commemorative events to honor the victims and survivors of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 terror attacks and to observe the 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts.

A small American flag and a hand-written note have been placed at a victim’s name on a bronze parapet at the Memorial. The note is written on a piece of cloth and reads “Grandpa.” Water cascades down a lit reflecting pool in the background.
Photo by Ben Hider

September 11, 2001 Commemorations

The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people and injured thousands at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Commemorative events are held at the three sites on the anniversary of the attacks. The names of the 9/11 victims and the six people killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing are read aloud in a somber ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan.

A section of the Memorial’s bronze parapets lists the names of the six people killed in the February 26, 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.
Photo by Amy Dreher

The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

Each year on February 26, we read the names of the six people killed in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Hundreds of people were also injured in the attack that prompted what was then the largest coordinated rescue effort in New York City history involving local, state, and federal agencies.

Three officials in formal uniforms stand beside three granite monoliths at the Memorial Glade. A crowd of people has gathered in the shade of trees behind them.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Honoring Rescue & Recovery Workers

A ceremony on May 30 each year at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum observes the anniversary of the formal end of the recovery operations at Ground Zero. A massive rescue, relief, and recovery effort began after the 9/11 attacks and lasted for nine months until May 30, 2002. In the years since, those who worked at the site are sick or have died from 9/11-related illnesses after being exposed to World Trade Center toxins.

The 9/11 Memorial Glade, which is part of the southeastern side of the Memorial, is a tribute to the men and women of the rescue and recovery, and it recognizes everyone who has died or is suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.