Anniversary in the Schools

Anniversary in the Schools

Join students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11 by participating in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s FREE “Anniversary in the Schools” webinar. The program, broadcast from inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum, connects participants with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.

Participants will be introduced to exhibitions within the Museum, hear personal stories about the attacks from first responders and survivors and have the opportunity to ask questions through a live chat with Museum staff.

Speakers include:

Chief Joseph W. Pfeifer, current chief of counterterrorism and emergency preparedness for the FDNY and the first chief to arrive at the World Trade Center on the morning of 9/11

Lolita Jackson, a survivor of both the 1993 and 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center

Scott Strauss, a New York City Police Department officer who helped rescue a Port Authority Police Department officer trapped under debris after the collapse of the Twin Towers

Lila Nordstrom, a student on 9/11 at Stuyvesant High School, located next to the World Trade Center, who founded StuyHealth, an advocacy group for young adults impacted by 9/11 and its aftermath

The 30-minute program will be available on-demand, all-day beginning TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018. The webinar will also be available all-day WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018, for schools observing Rosh Hashanah. The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language and captioned.

Please note: This program is designed for students ages 11 and older. Teachers should exercise discretion when registering and preview the webinar the week of September 3–7, 2018.


For more information contact the Education Programs Staff at:

The webinar is made possible thanks to generous support from the New York Life Foundation.