Close up of the Spencer Finch blue tile installation in Memorial Hall
Photo by Dan Winters

Remember the Sky

Commemorate with us from anywhere on September 11, 2024 as we acknowledge the same big sky connecting us all. 



Instagram post by the NY Rangers, showing the exterior of Madison Square Garden against a light blue sky

The New York Rangers' 2022 Remember the Sky post

Each year as we commemorate the anniversary of the day that changed our world forever, we ask you to join us as we Remember the Sky. Simply post a photo of the sky wherever in the world you are on September 11, 2024 — regardless of the weather. Then, share it on Instagram or the social media platform of your choice with a caption, tag us, and include the hashtags #neverforget911 and #rememberthesky

This digital commemoration is inspired by the clear blue sky that was present in New York City and across the country on 9/11, as well as by Spencer Finch’s monumental art installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. His artwork, “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning,” is comprised of 2,983 watercolors — each a unique shade of blue — a tribute to the enormity of collective loss and the individuality of each of those who were taken from us far too soon.

For younger Americans, 9/11 is no longer an experience lived but history learned. Remember the Sky seeks to engage audiences in meaningful conversation, serving as a bridge between memory of that day and what can be experienced in-person by visiting the Museum. Your participation helps us expose a new generation to the lessons learned during and following 9/11 as together, we fulfill our collective promise never to forget.

Remember the Sky Checklists

  • Black and white text on a blue background, with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum logo
  • Black and white text on a blue background, with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum logo

Right click images to download and share on social that you/your organization plan(s) to commemorate with us on September 11th. 

The Remembrance Wall

We also invite you to leave a tribute on our digital Remembrance Wall, reflecting on your memory of the day that changed our world forever, remembering those killed, or highlighting the incredible sense of community that fueled our recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath. Help ensure future generations never forget the legacy of 9/11.