Salute to Service

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum pays tribute to our country’s veterans during Salute to Service, an annual weeklong event honoring our country’s veterans and the families and communities that support them.

Members of the U.S. Navy hold a flag-folding ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial plaza before a group of onlookers.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

As part of its annual recognition of those who serve or have served in the military, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum hosts a series of events and special programs for veterans and their families, as well as the visiting public. 

Throughout our tribute in early November, veterans will receive free Museum admission for themselves and half-price Museum tickets for two family members. When reserving tickets, veterans will need to provide their name, e-mail address, military branch, and years of service. 

On November 11, Veterans Day, the Museum will open at 8 a.m. to accommodate the veteran and military community participating in the Veterans Day Parade.

Video: Salute to Service: Veterans Reflect on 9/11

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For 9/11 Family Members

If your loved one served in the military and you would like us to place a yellow rose at his or her name on Veterans Day, and you have not previously provided this information to the Memorial, please e-mail

Purchase a Flag

You can purchase an American flag flown over the 9/11 Memorial. The flags are made in the United States and are packaged with a personalized certificate of authenticity.

Military and First-Responder Ceremonies

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum hosts many military reenlistments and promotion ceremonies each year.