A Salute to Service

A Salute to Service

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will pay tribute to our country’s veterans during Salute to Service, a special five-day tribute honoring veterans, active-duty members of the military and their families. From Wednesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 12, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a series of events and special programs for veterans and their families, as well as the visiting public. Throughout our tribute, veterans will receive free museum admission. Veterans will also receive half-price museum tickets for two family members during the tribute. Ticketing for Salute to Service will be available at a dedicated ticket table at the museum entrance. Programs taking place on the memorial are weather dependent. 

Free admission will also be offered to veteran organizations participating in New York City's Veterans Day Parade. To coordinate your group visit and to confirm that your group qualifies, please email veterans@911memorial.org

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 
Veterans of New York City
12:00 p.m.   A special live talk in The Stories They Tell series titled "Strength & Honor: The Legacy of World Trade Center Steel" will kick off the Salute to Service events in the museum's auditorium. This talk discusses the decades-long manhunt for the founder of al-Qaeda and the daring raid that ultimately eliminated Osama bin Laden.
3:00 p.m.   U.S. Army Bronx recruits will recognize New York veteran organizations. Following a performance by the Six String Soldiers from the U.S. Army Field Band, local Army recruits will participate in a future soldier swearing-in ceremony, including a special recognition of local veteran organizations dedicated to supporting veterans and their families. If your organization would like to participate, please email veterans@911memorial.org.
6:30 p.m.   The museum will host a special evening program in the auditorium, "Theater of War." Tickets are required.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
A Life of Service: Recognizing Our First Responders
10:00 a.m.
   Representatives from the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD will place American flags on the memorial in the names of first responders who died on 9/11 who were also veterans.
12:00 p.m.   The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk in The Stories They Tell series titled "Strength & Honor: The Legacy of World Trade Center Steel." This talk uses a map of memorial sites in Afghanistan to explore some of the earliest and most significant post-9/11 missions fought by U.S. Special Forces.
2:45 p.m.   Comments from General Carlton D. Everhart II, air mobility command commander, and performances by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band and the United States Air Force Honor Guard.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
United States Marine Corps' 242nd Birthday
11:00 a.m.
   United States Marine Corps wreath laying at the memorial’s Survivor Tree in honor of the Marine Corps 242nd birthday, followed by solemn reading of the Commandant's birthday message to the Marine Corps.
12:00 p.m.   
The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk in The Stories They Tell series titled "Strength & Honor: The Legacy of World Trade Center Steel." This talk uses a map of memorial sites in Afghanistan to explore some of the earliest and most significant post-9/11 missions fought by U.S. Special Forces.
2:00 p.m.   Representatives from the United States Navy will participate in a ceremonial American flag folding and drill team performance on the memorial.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day at the 9/11 Memorial
Early Morning   Team Red, White & Blue will place yellow roses on the memorial in the names of those killed on 9/11 who had served in the military. 
8:45 a.m.   GoRuck Light Challenge Run: 200 participants will run through lower Manhattan, stopping at military memorials in the area, as well as the 9/11 Memorial, and carrying the Honor Flag. The runners will proceed to Madison Square Park, the start of the New York City Veteran’s Day Parade
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 1:30–4:30 p.m.   Activities for Kids – In the museum's education center, activities for kids will focus on themes of heroism and patriotism.
1:00 p.m.   Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers participate in an American flag folding ceremony.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Heroes at Home: Military Family Appreciation
11:00 a.m.   United States Navy reenlistment ceremony on the memorial.
1:00–3:00 p.m.   K-9 for Kids – Meet Vietnam veteran Frank Shane, and Chance, his disaster relief canine and certified trauma responder, at the Salute to Service welcome table.