Close up of the blue tiles in Memorial Hall
Photo by Dan Winters

Remember the Sky

image of iphone with blue sky

On September 11, 2022, join the 9/11 Memorial & Museum from wherever you are across the country to take part in active remembrance and recognize how we are all connected to one another underneath the same big sky. On 9/11, post a picture of the sky – no matter the weather – and post it to Instagram with #NeverForget911 and @911memorial.

This activation 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 ran toward danger to save others. 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 will help us expose a new generation to the lessons learned during and following 9/11 as together, we fulfill our collective promise never to forget.