9/11 Memorials in America and Abroad...
Recovery & Reflection
2001 - Present
Following this devastating attack, people had a hard time “registering” in their brains…that where the towers once stood, now remained a crumbled pile of twisted metal and random things strewn about. The sound of chirping filled the air and ears of anyone nearby in the days after the attack. Not the chips of birds, but of Fire Fighters locator equipment going off in the rubble. The shock of it all, was almost indescribable. Yet thousands of people made their way down to the site of the attack, searching for surviving victims or just looking for ways to help out. It took nine full months for responders and volunteers to cleanup the pile, and more than 12 years for the US Government to construct a new, single, World Trade Center. The utmost respect was taken in searching for missing people. GPS was used to track each and every remain ever found at the site.
The terrorists accomplished their goal - they broke America’s heart and utterly boggled our minds…but they could never, ever break our spirit.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
New York, New York
Fast forward to September 11, 2011 - the memorial was completed and open for victims families. The following day the public was permitted to visit the memorial. May 21, 2014 the 9/11 Museum was officially opened and finally November 3, 2014 the Freedom Tower opened it's doors. The site is now home to reflection pools where the towers once stood, with names of the victims displayed on it’s edges, as well as a museum full of educational videos, soundbites and artifacts. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum every year.
Flight 93 Memorial
“The roadway to the visitor center winds through barren fields for several miles between Route 30 and the visitor center. The Flight 93 visitor center sits on a hillside above the crash site. Imposing stone walls guide visitors along a path that follows the flight path that the plane was on just prior to the crash. Inside the visitor center, a series of panels tell the story of the September 11th attacks and of Flight 93. These panels use everything from news clips to artifacts to tell the story of Flight 93 and the tragic events of that day. In my opinion, the most moving element is a series of telephones where visitors can listen to calls made from the doomed flight. It’s nearly impossible not to choke up as you listen to people leave message for loved ones from the plane.There are also artifacts on display that were recovered from the wreckage. These include everything from pieces of the airplane to personal items of the passengers like driver’s licenses and tickets. Fortunately, there are tissue boxes scattered throughout the center as its hard to leave with dry eyes.” - UNCOVERING PA
9/11 Memorial at The Pentagon
“The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is a national memorial dedicated to the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. All 184 lives lost in the attack on the Pentagon are represented by “Memorial Unit” benches. Surrounding the benches are 85 Crape Myrtles (trees that will grow up to 30 feet tall) and the Age Wall, which grows one inch in height per year relative to the ages of the victims. The memorial is located just outside the Pentagon, which has limited parking, meaning the best way to reach the site is to take the Metrorail to Pentagon or Pentagon City stops on the Blue and Yellow lines and walk from there. The memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The public restrooms by the entrance are open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.” - WASHINGTON.ORG
Across America there’s hundreds of memorials...
Thanks to The Official 9/11 Memorial and Museum, we’re able to share many of them with you.
9/11 Remembered is proud to be able to help share knowledge about this great country’s history and hopeful future.
Database: 9/11 Memorials
Learn about a variety of 9/11 Memorials…
There’s are over 1,000 memorials dedicated to September 11th across America and even the world. The database features information submitted on our site as well as data from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which enables us to link a interactive map on their site. In addition, there’s more information we’ve compiled with photos and more specific information pertaining to various memorials.
Maps: 9/11 Memorials
Find out where 9/11 memorials are located…
The map shown above depicts all 9/11 Memorials registered with The Official National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Thanks to their extensive research and copious amounts of individual entries, we’re able to link a interactive map straight from their website complete with their comprehensive database and individual entries. Click the button below to see all memorials registered on a world map…
Register: 9/11 Memorials
Have a 9/11 memorial you’d like to submit?
In our dedication to our mission to NEVER FORGET 9/11 we’ve compiled our own database of September 11, 2001 Memorials. We’d love to add your memorial to our database! If you’re interested in registering your memorial with us, click the red button below. Also consider registering your memorial with the official 9/11 Memorial & Museum if you haven’t already. For your convenience, we’ve provided their link: HERE