Each year on May 30, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum honors the courage and sacrifice of all 9/11 rescue, recovery, and relief workers, as well as survivors and members of the downtown community, by marking the anniversary of the formal end of recovery operations at Ground Zero with a commemorative ceremony.
The formal end of the recovery operations at Ground Zero concluded on May 30, 2002, nearly nine months after the attacks. Traditionally, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum marks this occasion through commemorative activities on the Memorial and inside the Museum. But this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to do so. Instead, we will lead an online ceremony to mark the 18th anniversary of the end of recovery operations and also, the one-year anniversary of the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial Glade.
Please join us virtually on Saturday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. as we pay tribute to you, to everyone in the 9/11 rescue and recovery community, and to all who are suffering or have died from exposure to 9/11-related hazards and toxins in the aftermath of the attacks, especially at a time when pre-existing health conditions leave this population particularly vulnerable. This year, we will use this occasion to demonstrate our gratitude and appreciation for the men and women on the front lines of response to the COVID-19 health crisis – honoring our frontline responders, then and now.
Date: Saturday, May 30th
The ceremony will be available online. Please visit the website HERE.