Rescue and Recovery Worker Recognition

Rescue and Recovery Worker Recognition

The sacrifice and selfless contributions of all the rescue and recovery workers are honored each year.

In recognition of the 15th anniversary of the end of the historic rescue, recovery, and relief efforts at Ground Zero, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is hosting dedicated programs and commemorative activities from Tuesday, May 30 through Sunday, June 4. Rescue and recovery workers are welcome to visit the Museum during this time with complimentary admission for two additional guests. If you have not yet joined the Rescue and Recovery Workers Registry, registration is required to reserve your complimentary tickets. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for your profile to appear online and for you to receive the registration ID required to reserve tickets.

SPECIAL CEREMONY
TUESDAY, MAY 30
As in previous years, a special ceremony to honor the sacrifices and selfless contributions of all the rescue and recovery workers and their families will be held at the Last Column in Foundation Hall. The tribute will include a moment of silence to remember those who have succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses. 

This evening of tribute and remembrance honoring 9/11 rescuers and recovery workers is made possible with support from Joel Marcus/Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all events are located in the Auditorium on the Museum Pavilion L-2 Level.

TUESDAY, MAY 30

9:30 a.m. 
Project Rebirth Short: Charles 
12 p.m. The Stories They Tell: The Survivor Glass
4 p.m. We Were There 
5:30 p.m. Stories from the Recovery: Through firsthand accounts, individuals who served in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site reflect on the 15th anniversary milestone, share their memories and discuss ongoing health impacts. Located in Foundation Hall.
6 p.m. Ceremony in Foundation Hall

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
9:30 a.m. Project Rebirth Short: Brian
12 p.m. The Stories They Tell: Joe McNally and the Faces of Ground Zero

THURSDAY, JUNE 1
9:30 a.m. Project Rebirth Short: Charles
12 p.m. The Stories They Tell: Joe McNally and the Faces of Ground Zero

FRIDAY, JUNE 2
9:30 a.m. Project Rebirth Short: Brian
12 p.m. The Stories They Tell:The Survivor Glass  

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Meet Chance, a trained disaster-relief canine, and therapy canine handler, Frank Shane of K-9 Disaster Relief. Shane will share stories about his experiences with his dog Nikie at Ground Zero during the nine-month rescue and recovery operation. Located in the Education Center, Classroom C.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rescue & Recovery Worker-themed activity: View The Shield sculpture by Red Grooms, participants then choose a rescue, recovery, and cleanup worker to sketch or sculpt. Located in the Museum’s Education Center, Classroom C.

TUESDAY, MAY 30 to SUNDAY, JUNE 4 
Share Your Story
Please visit the Reflecting on 9/11 studio in the Museum to share your thoughts and perspectives on the rescue and recovery efforts.