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.
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.
“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
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More 9/11 Memorials
Here are some other 9/11 Memorials across America, listed from A-Z.
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Pinellas County, Florida
“‘Circle of Heroes’ will be a memorial where veterans are honored & Pinellas County will become a premier dive destination
Circle of Heroes will be the nation’s first underwater dive memorial honoring our veterans. Located 10 miles off the Pinellas County coast in 40 feet of water, the memorial will include 24 different life-size concrete statues of men and women serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. The 6-foot tall concrete statues will be placed in a circle featuring a center monument with 5 bronze emblems representing each of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Circle of Heroes will be a premier international diving destination and will also serve as a place where veterans with physical and mental injuries can heal. Half of the statues have already been purchased but we need help completing the circle with the remaining statues. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please click here. Help us on our mission by donating today! (continue reading)” - Brighter Future Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida
“RISE will be a monument that serves as a symbol of America’s resiliency and will be dedicated to 9/11 community heroes, first responders, and all who have been affected by the events of that day. At the heart of the monument, RISE will feature one of the last pieces of World Trade Center steel to be recovered from ‘ground zero’ in New York City. The beam was unearthed during site preparations for America’s Response Monument ‘Horse Soldier Statue’ at the National September 11th Memorial Museum in New York City and given to the owners of American Freedom Distillery. This piece of steel was donated to the Warehouse Arts District Association by the Port Authority of New York in conjunction with the American Freedom Distillery who hired Sculptor Mark Aeling to design and build the monument.(continue reading)” - RISE
“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
The Patriot Flag & Rolling Thunder
Across America & The World
“As of May 30th 2019, the Flag has traveled (by Air, Land and Sea - Car, Train, Plane and Boat) 52,485 miles to accomplish 34 state capitols and additional displays since September 8th 2016. The Star Spangled Banner was donated to the WORLD MEMORIAL by The Joliet Fire Fighters, Joliet Ill. The The Star Spangled Banner will continue The Patriot Flag Project endevor which evolved into a national project of patriotism. It was a testimate to what happened on 9/11/2001 and how we responded as a nation on 9/12 and the days that followed. This flag should garner no more respect than the flag at your local post office, school, library or fire station.
The significant detail is that it is large and it will gather credibility as it travels around the country. For more info go to http://www.thepatriotflag.us”
9/11 Memorial in Oklahoma
Elmer Thomas Park, OK
This beautiful memorial is being created in Oklahoma by a inspiring young woman named Teresa. Here’s some more about her project in her own words:
“My names Teresa Leday-Mauney and I've lived in Lawton, Oklahoma all my life. With Fort Sill being a big part of my community military presence is constant. So when I was confronted with coming up with an idea for my Girl Scout Gold award I knew I wanted to honor my community in a very special way. While online I came across a web article detailing seven victims of 9/11 with ties to Oklahoma. I decided I wanted to honor their legacies and the event that transformed the world. After thinking it over for a couple of days I settled on two granite towers one with the American flag and the other with the Oklahoma flag engraved across them. As well as a pentagon dedicating the monument and seven crape myrtle trees, one for each of the victims. I hope that my project educates other young individuals, touches hearts, and opens minds not only in my local community but all over Oklahoma.”
California 9/11 Memorial
San Diego, CA
This memorial based out of San Diego California evokes the unity within all humanity with original artwork, WTC Steel, artifacts and flags from around the world. Their main flag is known as The Patriot Flag:
“The 30x58 Ft - 60 lb PATRIOT FLAG will fly in all of the 50 states before it flies in Manhattan, Washington and Shanksvile on the Tenth Anniversary. As this flag tours the country, it will send a message to the world and the families of the loved ones that were lost on 9/11/01: "We have NOT FORGOTTEN!"
WHO: Grassroots effort by local citizens & public safety personnel
WHAT: The PATRIOT FLAG will tour the nation in honor of the fallen on 9/11/01
WHEN: September 11, 2010 (San Diego) to September, 2011 (NYC)
WHERE: 50 States, hosted by local Fire/Police Dept's and Veterans Groups
WHY: NEVER FORGET / “Keeping the memories alive”
HOW: Year long tour of the nation…”
Featured Gallery from a memorial in Ocean City, Maryland.
Photos provided by: JOHN "BUTTERBALL" TARTUFO, Senior Road Captain of The Red Knights
Firefighters Memorial in Ocean City
Ocean City, Maryland
“The long awaited creation of the Ocean City Firefighter Memorial is now complete.
This project was over a decade in the planning, and on the fifth anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks, it was finally dedicated. To see the memorial take shape and begin to have a life of its own was truly a monumental experience and also a proud accomplishment in the history of your local volunteer fire company.
For those of you who are not familiar with the undertaking, allow me to present a brief history. The idea for a monument honoring Ocean City firefighters was born in the mid 1990s. During the initial planning stages, places to construct the project were minimal. Those that were available turned out to be less than desirable; mostly because of visibility and accessibility concerns. Additionally, the projected costs were more than the fire company wished to incur alone. Because of these and other perceived barriers, the project was abandoned. Thankfully though, it was not forgotten.”
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
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
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
USS New York→ A Navy assault ship built with tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers
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
San Diego Stair Climb
San Diego, CA
“Each year, approximately 100 Firefighters die while serving their communities. Many more die from cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, stroke, and other injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of their service. We can work together to honor these sacrifices and care for the Firefighters who assume these risks and the families who share them. Join this living memorial on September 7th, 2019 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for the 18th anniversary commemoration of 9/11/01. Firefighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, and Civilians will join together in a spirit of remembrance and courage to honor the memories of those lost 18 years ago. Teams and individuals will climb 110 flights of stairs, the same number as in the twin towers, wearing the name of a fallen Emergency Responder whose life was lost on that day. We climb in memory, and to honor each of the fallen 343 FDNY, 23 NYPD, and 37 Port Authority heroes, and to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by Firefighters everywhere.”
Erie 9/11 Memorial
“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