A Salute to Service

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 November 9 through November 13. 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 half price museum tickets for up to two family members during the tribute. Ticketing for Salute to Service will be available at a dedicated ticket window at the museum entrance. 

Free admission will also be offered to veteran organizations participating in New York City's Veterans Day Parade. To coordinate your group visit and to confirm that your group qualifies, please email veterans@911memorial.org

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 
A Life of Service: Recognizing our First Responders
American flags will be placed in the names of first responders who died on 9/11 who were also veterans. These flags will be placed by FDNY, NYPD and PAPD representatives. 
12:00 p.m.  The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk titled, "The Stories They Tell: Karyn's WIngs." This talk explores the legacy of the 9/11 attacks through a flight attendant's service pin, which traveled from Arkansas to Afghanistan in remembrance of a Flight 11 victim. 
3:00 p.m.  The grand marshals for the 2016 New York City Veterans Day Parade and retired Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, the commissioner to the New York City Department of Veteran Services, will lay a wreath at the memorial’s Survivor Tree. This year’s parade grand marshals are three 9/11 first responders and post 9/11 military veterans each representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NYPD or the FDNY.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
United States Marine Corps' 241st Birthday
11:30 a.m.   A representative from the United States Marine Corps will lay a wreath at the memorial’s Survivor Tree in honor of the military branch's 241st birthday, followed by a solemn reading of the Commandant's birthday message to the Marine Corps.
12:00 p.m.  The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk titled, "The Stories They Tell: World Trade Center Steel in Afghanistan," by Dr. Andrew Hammond, a 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. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day at the 9/11 Memorial
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
11:00 a.m.  In observance of Veterans Day, the United States Naval Academy Women's Glee Club will perform patriotic and sacred music on the 9/11 Memorial. This day holds particular significance for this 50-voice ensemble, as each member will be commissioned as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy.
12:00 p.m.  
The museum's auditorium will feature a live talk titled, "The Stories They Tell: World Trade Center Steel in Afghanistan," by Dr. Andrew Hammond, a 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. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Heroes at Home: Military Family Appreciation
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  In the museum's education center activities will focus on themes of heroism and patriotism.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Heroes at Home: Military Family Appreciation