9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.

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NYC 9/11 Ceremony for 9/11 Families – New York, NY

September 11, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will observe the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001 by remembering and honoring the 2,973 men, women and children killed in the terrorist  attacks at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, aboard Flight 93, and the 7 people killed in the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The ceremony will take place beginning at 8:30am on Saturday, September 11, 2021 on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.

The commemoration is for family members of victims of the 2001 and 1993 attacks who have been invited to participate in this year’s reading of the names. The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be open solely for family members. Family members can use the letter that was mailed to their homes or the email they received from the Museum for entrance to the ceremony. P and T case numbers or Memorial Park identification cards will also be accepted. Only one letter per family group is required.

If you are a family member and would like to arrange free advance timed tickets to the Museum on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, please visit the family member ticket portal. Please call 212-266-5201 with questions.

The ceremony will pause at six moments – twice to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, twice to mark the time when each tower fell and to mark the moments of the attacks on the Pentagon and on Flight 93.

The first moment of silence will be at 8:46am, and houses of worship have been asked to toll their bells at that time. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 12:30pm (this is subject to change).

A preliminary outline of the event program is as follows (details and times subject to change):

-8:39am – Program begins
-8:46am – Moment of silence (observance of time AA Flight 11 struck North Tower)
-Families of victims of 2001 and 1993 attacks will begin reading the names.
-9:03am – Moment of silence (observance of time UA Flight 175 struck South Tower)
-Reading of names continues
-9:37am – Moment of silence (observance of time AA Flight 77 struck the Pentagon)
-Reading of names continues
-9:59am – Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)
-Reading of names continues
-10:03am – Moment of silence (observance of time UA Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania)
-Reading of names continues
-10:28am – Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower)
-Reading of names continues to conclusion
-12:30pm – Program concludes

The ceremony will be livestreamed here starting at 8:40am.

National 9/11 Memorial
180 Greenwich Street
New York, NY


September 11, 2021
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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