With the 17th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 approaching, many people living in and visiting New York City will want to attend memorial ceremonies, tributes, exhibitions, public memorials, and events taking place around the city. If you live in the city or will be visiting in the weeks and days leading up to September 11, 2018, and want to know when and where events will be taking place, below is a list of commemorative events and ceremonies happening around the city. If you want to honor the victims of the World Trade Center attacks and remember the more than 3,000 souls who were killed almost seventeen years ago, please join us in one of the many memorial events taking place in NYC beginning on September 1, 2018.
9/11 Museums and Memorials
There are many ways you can commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11 in the weeks and days before the anniversary.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum
The 9/11 Memorial Museum displays artifacts associated with 9/11, presents moving stories of loss, survival, and recovery, and offers different tours exploring the attacks and the impact on the people and city. The museum features core exhibitions exploring the day of the attacks, life before and after the attacks, and uncovers the attacks on the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The museum displays temporary exhibits such as the current Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11. You can view films offered daily and attend live talks explaining different artifacts, stories, and covering a wide array of themes. The museum offers helpful audio guides designed for adult visitors and children to help guests explore the museum.
There are powerful museum and memorial tours led by experts who explore artifacts, architecture, and the human experience through stories of courage and sacrifice from first responders, survivors, and family members of victims.
The 9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 Memorial offers visitors a place to remember and reflect on the 9/11 attacks while finding a sense of hope for the future. Resting on 16-acres of the World Trade Center, the 9/11 memorial offers a moving tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center who are memorialized in the twin Memorial ponds marking the place where the Trade Centers stood, the Survivor Tree, and the names inscribed in bronze around the pools. The Memorial Plaza is free and open to the public daily.
Follow the link to learn more about the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and how to reserve tickets this September. You may also read more about the development of the 9/11 Museum and 9/11 attorney Paul J. Napoli’s involvement in our recent article. Paul Napoli developed such a close relationship with the museum that he was granted a chair on the museum’s Board of Directors.
The 9/11 Tribute Museum
The 9/11 Tribute Museum offers visitors an in-depth, powerful, and highly personable experience of the events of 9/11 directly from the people who experienced them. Offering artifacts, tours, and videos, the museum highlights the touching stories of sacrifice, survival, resilience, and recovery. Featuring core and temporary exhibits, such as the role of women involved in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, they offer a “Person to Person History.”
The 9/11 Tribute Museum offers a number of opportunities for anyone to get involved in remembering, honoring, and uniting together to preserve the memories of the victims who have passed away while supporting the lives of living victims, family members of those who have passed away, and all who were affected by the events of that day.
The museum offers guided tours led by 9/11 survivors, first responders, rescue and recovery workers, family members, volunteers, and Lower Manhattan residents. These amazing guides share impactful stories of sacrifice, heroism, hope, and healing. While they offer daily tours, they offer a special guided tour on the anniversary of 9/11.
To learn more about the 9/11 Tribute Museum, follow the link.
The FDNY Memorial Wall
The FDNY Memorial Wall honors the 343 brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice when they perished on 9/11 while saving countless lives. The 56-foot FDNY Memorial Wall which memorializes the lives of 343 NYC Firefighters who fell, and those who continue on, is located at FDNY Engine 10 Ladder 10, located directly across from the World Trade Center site. Here, you can read the names of the brave men and women who gave their lives to save others, and learn the stories of the Ten House Bravest. Follow the link to learn more about this heartfelt and moving memorial on display for the public to pay tribute to the lives of the FDNY firefighters who died, and those who continue saving lives every day.
9/11 Day of Service Project
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum honors the victims of 9/11 with the 9/11 Day of Service Project open to the public. They gather 3,000 volunteers to honor the more than 3,000 souls who died by united to support the local communities in New York. The goal is to strike out hunger by providing hundreds of thousands of meals for families and individuals suffering from hunger. This event is the perfect way to honor the lives lost on 9/11 while giving back to those in need and building ties within the community. Visit the museum’s website to learn more about this event and how you can register to participate this year.
Tell Us How We Can Help
At Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, our team of personal injury attorneys and 9/11 lawyers are wholeheartedly devoted to fighting for justice for all victims of the attacks on our country that fateful September morning in 2001. If you or a loved one suffered injuries during the events of 9/11 or in the immediate aftermath, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have questions about compensation or need assistance filing for VCF compensation, please do not hesitate to contact our team of 9/11 lawyers in New York and in our nationwide offices located in cities throughout the country. You may also visit our recent article series answering questions you may have about the Zadroga Act, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and the World Trade Center Health Program. Reach out to the legal team at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC and let us know how we can assist you. With our main offices in New York City and numerous firms located nationwide, our 9/11 attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Please join us for part two to learn three more ways to join with fellow New Yorkers, people from across the country, and throughout the world, who will honor and commemorate the memory of the lives lost and affected by the attacks on September 11, 2001.