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5 Ways to Pay Tribute on 9/11 in NYC

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|by Craig Nelson |


“Never Forget” with these five ways to honor 9/11

September 11, 2001, is a day that the world will always remember. The terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in the heart of Manhattan changed the city forever. The 2,606 people who died at the World Trade Center on this tragic day included hundreds of first responders. However, from the ashes of the horrific events rose the enduring spirit of the city. Here’s how to honor 9/11 across New York City on this solemn 16th anniversary.

Tribute in Light in New York City (Photo: Getty)

Tribute in Light in New York City (Photo: Getty)

Come From Away
This heartwarming musical follows the story of the airline passengers stuck in Canada during the events of September 11. More than 38 planes were grounded in a small town in Newfoundland on this tragic day. Come From Away shows how 7,000 people came together in a small town that opened their doors and hearts to strangers from around the world. Buy tickets to Come From Away

9/11 Memorial Guided Tour + Museum
This moving museum follows the timeline of the tragic events of 9/11. Learn the human stories behind the lives that were lost, see remarkable artifacts that were recovered in the wreckage and hear inspiring tales of survival. Led by an expert guide, the 9/11 Memorial Tour provides an introspective look and deep insight to help you never forget the tragedy of September 11. Buy tickets to the 9/11 Memorial Guided Tour + Museum

Tribute in Light
Soaring four miles into the sky above New York, Tribute in Light has become an unforgettable symbol of 9/11. This public art installation launched six months after the tragedy and has shined bright every year since. It features twin beams of light that can be seen from 60 miles away. The beautiful lights honor the victims and enduring spirit of New York and its people.

St. Paul’s Chapel
Located across from the World Trade Center site, this historic landmark became a crucial meeting place after the attacks. Every September 11, the chapel rings the Bell of Hope at exactly 8:46am in memory of when the first plane hit. At 4pm, families gather in the churchyard for the “Calling of the Names Ceremony” that honors 9/11 Responders, Rescue and Recovery Workers and Volunteers who died in the wake of the tragedy.

2017 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run Walk
On September 24, join more than 1,500 runners to honor the memory of the brave first responders who lost their lives on September 11. The race follows in the footsteps of Firefighter Stephen Siller who ran through the Brooklyn Battery tunnel to assist with the rescue mission on that fateful day. All proceeds benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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