Pay Tribute to 9/11 Recovery Efforts With This 20-Year Anniversary Event

05/11/2022 in
Pay Tribute to 9/11 Recovery Efforts With This 20-Year Anniversary Event

May 30 is 261 days from September 11, but it marks a key moment stemming from that tragic day in 2001. That day was when the last column was ceremonially removed from Ground Zero to mark the end of the rescue, recovery and relief efforts. Now, 20 years later, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is holding a formal ceremony to mark this milestone, with free admission for the Lower Manhattan community. 

The public event, to be held on May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Glade, will honor the “selflessness and dedication” of the rescue, recovery and relief workers who worked at the site, as well as pay tribute to everyone who died on September 11 or is suffering long-term injuries and illnesses from the attack and its aftermath. 

RSVP to the event by emailing rsvp@911memorial.org with your name and number of guests. After the event, guests can visit the museum, which will be open at reduced public capacity until noon. Reserve tickets here. You can also tune in remotely via a livestream at 911memorial.org/watch beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The museum is also projecting a slideshow of the recovery operation and the subsequent health advocacy efforts on the side of its building throughout the month of May. Free tickets to the museum are also available to relief and rescue workers, as well as members of the Lower Manhattan community from May 28 to 30. Reserve those here

photo: 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Tags: 911 memorial & museum, glade ceremony

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