9/11 Memorials

The first three memorials listed are the three locations that were involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Further down the page, find out about other 9/11 Memorials across the USA.

 

9/11 Memorial and Museum

New York, New York

On 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 in Shanksville, PA - Image by  A. H.  from  Pixabay

Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA - Image by A. H. from Pixabay

The 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


Image by  David Mark  from  Pixabay

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

9/11 Memorial at The Pentagon

Washington, DC

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


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9/11 Memorial & Museum Map of Memorials

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More 9/11 Memorials

Here are some other 9/11 Memorials across America, listed from A-Z.

The descriptions are in the individual memorials own words, for we feel no one better conveys their message. To continue learning and reading about any individual memorial, press the “learn more” button below. There’s over a thousand 9/11 Memorials out there… these are just a handful. If you have a memorial you’d like to enter with us, please register HERE.


9/11 Memorial California

California 9/11 Memorial

San Diego, CA

Featured Gallery from a memorial in San Diego, CA. Photos provided by: Mitch Mendler, E.M.T. Paramedic Firefighter


Photo By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015

Photo By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015

Erie 9/11 Memorial

Erie, PA

“A local memorial for the city of Erie commemorating the 9/11 attacks. It consists of a timeline of events, a memorial flag to the fallen, and the center piece of a steel column recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center after its collapse. Erie 9-11 Memorial is located in Erie County in Erie, PA, 16507. N 42° 8.2', W 80° 5.15'” - HISTORICAL MARKER PROJECT


Annual September Tribute - GZVF.ORG - Photo by: Cierra Mazzola

GroundZeroVolunteersFlag.org

9/11 Memorial - Chinatown, NYC

“A group of strangers who became family during their time volunteering at Ground Zero after September 11, 2001. After the September 11th terrorist attacks, people flocked to the ruins of the Twin Towers and several other destroyed buildings to offer help in any way possible. Providing aid based on each volunteers individual set of skills, many worked tirelessly among First Responders, New York's Finest and Bravest. Ground Zero Volunteers Flag, originally known as The Ground Zero Flag was founded in 2001 by a few New Yorkers volunteering at Ground Zero. Made and donated by Valley Forge Flags of Pennsylvania, The Flag is 60' X 30' and weighs 92lbs. It was first displayed on 1 Liberty Street, known also as Brooks Brothers Building September 22, 2001 for approximately two months (due to repairs beginning on the damaged building). The Flag assisted in strengthening the fortitude those who responded to the most devastating attack to occur on American soil. Since 2002, The Flag has been presented for various causes all around New York; including but not limited to: Horse Soldier Dedication, USS New York, USS Intrepid, The New York City Veterans Day Parade, Bronx Veterans Day Parade, Cyclone Stadium, Mets Stadium a.k.a City Field, Salute to America, Band of Pride/Stand Up America Tribute, and the annual September Tribute in Chinatown, NY. The Flag that fortified and united so many people over the years was retired in 2011 due to historical reasons. Thus the group's name officially changed from The Ground Zero Flag to Ground Zero Volunteers Flag in honor of the original Flag's retirement. It's the "end of an era" but it's not the end of our traditions. The bonds formed by Ground Zero volunteers of all walks of life are truly unique and unbreakable...That's why 92lbs of cotton hasn't altered that. Each year our Ground Zero family grows and we're honored to continue these traditions with our new 60' X 30', 90lb Flag to this day. Our group's new Flag was thankfully provided again by Valley Forge Flags. We'd like to give a special thanks to Unifuse for beautifully crafting and donating our custom made Flag case in spring of 2011. It makes makes transporting our Flag to events quicker, simpler and easy.” - Ground Zero Volunteers Flag

Annual Flag Folding Ceremony 2017 - Chinatown, NYC

Photos provided by: Erick Robertson



National 9/11 Flag

United States of America

“National 9/11 Flag is one of the largest American flags to fly above the wreckage at Ground Zero. It has become our generation’s Star-Spangled Banner. Destroyed in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 and stitched back together seven years later by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, The National 9/11 Flag is a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people.  It has become recognized as a modern day version of the Star-Spangled Banner. It is estimated that over 300 Million Americans have experienced The National 9/11 Flag through national and local TV coverage, public displays in small town gatherings, and major cultural and sporting events. The flag has been stitched by soldiers and schoolchildren who survived the shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas, by World War II veterans on the deck of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, by the family of Martin Luther King Jr., by 20 Members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, and by thousands of everyday service heroes nationwide. On President Lincoln’s Birthday, a piece of the flag that Abraham Lincoln was laid on when he was shot at Ford’s Theater was stitched into the fabric of The National 9/11 Flag. In May 2011, The National 9/11 Flag was presented as the official flag for The Kentucky Derby and on September 11, 2011, the final restorative patches were sewn into The National 9/11 Flag by 1,067 tornado survivors in Joplin, Missouri. The Flag restoration has now been completed and on May 21, 2014 The National 9/11 Flag was  transferred to the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York.  It is our understanding  that the Flag will go on display in the Museum in late spring or early summer of 2015.  As  part  of  the  50-state  National  9/11  Flag  Tour,  wounded  warriors, military veterans,  first responders, educators, students, community service heroes, and 9/11 family members were given the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of restoring The National 9/11 Flag back to its original format by stitching in fabric from American flags destined for retirement in all fifty states.” - NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG


September 11th National Memorial Trail

New York, Shanksville, Washington

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300 mile system of trails and roadways that are a symbol of resiliency and character that links the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington VA and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It serves as a tribute to the fallen heroes who perished on September 11, 2001, and the many heroes who have committed themselves to the response for their country. The multipurpose trail system provides cyclists and hikers a valued public resource and an opportunity to experience breathtaking landscapes, new towns, visit many memorials and historic places of American resilience along the way. Through the efforts of The September 11th Trail Alliance, along with cooperation of local, state and federal governments, assistance of federal agencies, and great friendships of trail organizations, the September Eleventh National Memorial Trail is real today. The September 11th Trail Alliance was formed in 2004, is a not-for-profit, 501 (C) 3 Organization. All donations and contributions to the September 11th Trail Alliance are tax deductible. To become a member or to volunteer and help take action in your local community please consider becoming a Member…” - The September 11th National Memorial Trail


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USS New York

New York, NY

“A Navy assault ship built with tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers began its journey to New York [on October 13], sailing down the Mississippi River in a pea-soup fog as watchers along the levee strained for a glimpse. The USS New York, named to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, left the Northrop Grumman shipyard where it was built for the trip to its namesake city. The $1 billion ship will be formally commissioned in New York in early November. The New York is 684 feet long and can carry up to 800 Marines. It has a flight deck that can handle helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Four tugboats performed an intricate set of maneuvers to pull the warship from the dock at the New Orleans-area shipyard and turn it 180 degrees toward the waters of Gulf of Mexico. An armed Coast Guard speedboat and a helicopter flying overhead guarded the vessel. The ship will sail through the Gulf and around Florida before turning north and continuing to New York.” - USS NY


Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial

Kewaskum, Wisconsin,

“The memorial, designed by a Kewaskum High School graduate, will for many years to come be a space of reflection for visitors from Kewaskum and Washington County, the State of Wisconsin, and beyond. With a beam of steel recovered from the North Tower of the World Trade Center as its center piece, the memorial will serve to honor not only those who perished, including a Kewaskum Graduate - Andrea Lyn Haberman, but also all those who responded to the atrocity of 9/11. Some will visit seeking knowledge, while others will come to honor the memories of those lost and to reflect on a day that challenged and changed America yet in its aftermath showed the strength, resilience and compassion of its people. As time passes from the events of 9/11/2001, the memorial will forever give meaning to the words NEVER FORGET. The Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial will be located in the Village of Kewaskum on Highway 45 (1308 Fond Du Lac Ave) directly in front of the Kewaskum Municipal Annex Building. From the earliest days after 9/11, steel from the destroyed buildings has held special significance in New York and beyond. Rising over 1,368 feet into the sky, the twin towers at the World Trade Center Plaza represented a symbol of the triumph and strength of this country…(continue)” - Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial


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