A Salute to Service

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will pay tribute to our country’s veterans during a special five-day Salute to Service from Saturday, November 7 through Wednesday, November 11. A series of events and special programs will be available on the memorial for veterans and their families, as well as the visiting public. Throughout our tribute, veterans will receive free museum admission. Veterans will also receive up to two 50 percent off museum tickets for family members during Military Family Appreciation on November 7 and November 8.

During Salute to Service, veterans can pick up a free museum ticket at the Veteran Information Tent near the museum entrance.

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 
Heroes at Home: Military Family Appreciation
9:00AM to 6:00PM: Visit the Salute to Service info tent and kiosk on the memorial. Veterans can stop by to receive a free admission voucher for the museum throughout the tribute. Veterans will also receive up to two 50% discounted museum tickets for family members on November 7 and November 8. 
10:30AM to 3:00PM: Activities in the museum's Education Center will focus on themes of heroism and patriotism. *Appropriate for all museum visitors with children. 
Every 30 Minutes: A StoryCorps animated short "The Last Viewing" will be featured all day, every 30 minutes in the museum's auditorium. Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe.  

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Heroes at Home: Military Family Appreciation
9:00AM to 6:00PM: Visit the Salute to Service info tent and kiosk on the memorial. Veterans can stop by to receive a free admission voucher for the museum throughout the tribute. Veterans will also receive up to two 50% discounted museum tickets for family members on November 7 and November 8. 
10:30AM to 1:00PM: Activities in the museum's Education Center will focus on themes of heroism and patriotism. *Appropriate for all museum visitors with children. 
1:30PM: USAF Honor Guard wreath laying recognizing Salute to Service. 
2:30PM: USAF Honor Guard flag folding on the Memorial. 
Every 30 Minutes: A StoryCorps animated short "The Nature of War" will be featured all day, every 30 minutes in the museum's auditorium. Army National Specialist Justin Cliburn remembers the unlikely friendship he formed with two Iraqi boys he met while deployed in Iraq. 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9
A Life of Service: Recognizing our First Responders 
Tribute: A Life of Service: American flags will be placed in the names of first responders who died on 9/11 who were also veterans. The flags will be placed by FDNY, NYPD and PAPD representatives. 
9:00AM to 6:00PM: Visit the Salute to Service info tent and kiosk on the memorial. Veterans can stop by to receive a free admission voucher for the museum throughout the tribute.
12:00PM: The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk titled, "The Stories They Tell: World Trade Center Steel in Afghanistan," by Dr. Andrew Hammond, Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. 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. 
1:00PM: USAF Honor Guard will ceremoniously fold American flags at each first responder agency on the Memorial (NYPD, PAPD and FDNY). Flags will be presented to a veteran currently serving in each department. 
Every 30 Minutes: A StoryCorps animated short "The Last Viewing" will be featured all day, every 30 minutes in the museum's auditorium. Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe.  

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Veterans at Work
9:00AM to 6:00PM: Visit the Salute to Service info tent and kiosk on the memorial. Veterans can stop by to receive a free admission voucher for the museum throughout the tribute.
12:00PM: The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk "The Stories They Tell: World Trade Center Steel in Afghanistan," by Dr. Andrew Hammond, Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. 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. 
1:30PM: USAF Honor Guard drill team on the Memorial. 
Every 30 Minutes: A StoryCorps animated short "The Nature of War" will be featured all day, every 30 minutes in the museum's auditorium. Army National Specialist Justin Cliburn remembers the unlikely friendship he formed with two Iraqi boys he met while deployed in Iraq. 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day at the 9/11 Memorial
Tribute: Yellow roses will be placed in the names of those killed on 9/11 who had served in the military. Roses will be placed by Team Red White & Blue
9:00AM to 6:00PM: Visit the Salute to Service info tent and kiosk on the memorial. Veterans can stop by to receive a free admission voucher for the museum throughout the tribute.
12:00PM: The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk "The Stories They Tell: World Trade Center Steel in Afghanistan," by Dr. Andrew Hammond, Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. 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. 
Every 30 Minutes: A StoryCorps animated short "The Last Viewing" will be featured all day, every 30 minutes in the museum's auditorium. Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe.