3 More Ways To Commemorate 9/11 In New York City
September 7, 2018 | World Trade Center
The month of September 2018 will be full of observances, solemn ceremonies, and anniversary events throughout New York City commemorating the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. For New Yorkers and those visiting our city in the weeks and days before the anniversary, many will want to pay their respects to the victims of 9/11 by participating in one of many public programs. In our recent article, we shared with you some of the ways you can remember and honor the victims while celebrating the resilience of New Yorkers and Americans across the country in the face of such tremendous tragedy. In the last article, much of the focus was on visiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Tribute Museum, and the FDNY Memorial Wall, and other impactful memorials and events. Please follow the link to read more about these and other public programs memorializing 9/11.
Here are three more events and ceremonies of interest taking place around New York City to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Commemorative Events Before and On September 11th
Tribute In Light
In the days, weeks, and months after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, there was an immediate and tremendous sense of loss felt by Manhattan residents, visitors, and everyone who was used to seeing those magnificent soaring towers on the horizon of the cityscape. The absence of the Twin Towers only echoed the loss of the more than 3,000 souls who perished that day, and the countless others who have since passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the attacks and the immediate aftermath. Six months after the towers fell, several artists and designers collaborated under the direction of the Municipal Art Society and Creative Time to assemble an extraordinary art installation utilizing light, space, some ingenuity, and the night sky as a natural canvas to give the towers a chance to stand tall and bright once again. What became an iconic symbol representing the victims who were killed, also became a symbol of New York’s unwavering spirit and resilience to rise from such devastation and loss on the journey to heal, recover, and rebuild.
Beginning in 2001, and continuing every year thereafter, the Tribute In Light illuminates the New York City skyline from dusk until dawn on September 11, serving as a moving tribute to those lives lost so they will never be forgotten. The twin beams elegantly extend four miles into the night sky from 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned in a manner to reflect the towers’ breadth, height, and splendor. The radiant lights can be seen from 60-miles in all directions around Lower Manhattan, so no matter where you are on this and every September 11th after, you can see these stunning spectral towers and remember the lives lost that day 17 years ago.
Annual Ground Zero Observance
Every year, family members, victims, first responders, and people from all over the world who want to pay their respects attend the solemn anniversary ceremony at Ground Zero on September 11. There, and city-wide, beginning at 8:46 am, people from all walks of life join together in four minutes of silence, observing the times when each plane hit and when each tower fell. This is a truly powerful and emotional experience.
St. Paul’s Chapel
St. Paul’s Chapel hosts an annual bell-ringing ceremony on the morning of September 11. The Ringing the Bell of Hope ceremony begins at 8:46 am in the churchyard. Following the morning bell ringing, the Chapel joins the more than 3,000 volunteers representing numerous companies and organizations for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s annual 9/11 Day of Service Project. The thousands of volunteers unite to assemble more than 750,000 dry meals to help stomp out hunger in the city while building a stronger community. The day ends with Remembering 9/11: Words and Music in Commemoration, and Calling of the Names, honoring the first responders and rescue and recovery workers who perished saving others.
Reach Out To Our 9/11 Lawyers Today
These are just some of the hundreds of events, ceremonies, and memorial observances taking place around New York City before and on the day of the 17th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. We hope you will join us in honoring the World Trade Center victims who perished that day at one of the many public programs. Not only will we remember the lives lost, but we will also celebrate the resilience of this city and of the country as a whole in the face of such tragedy and loss.
As 9/11 lawyers, 9/11 victims’ advocates, and New Yorkers who personally experienced the events of that day, we are passionate about fighting for justice for all victims of the terrorist attacks on that September morning, and the victims who passed away in the days, weeks, and years following. If you or a loved one was injured during the attacks on the World Trade Centers, or were harmed in the immediate aftermath, you may be entitled to compensation. Family members and representatives of the victims who have passed away may also be entitled to compensation, so please, reach out to Napoli Shkolnik PLLC. Our 9/11 attorneys in New York and in our law firms located across the country are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.
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