The 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City opened on September 11, 2011—ten years after the attack. Located at the World Trade Center, the memorial features two reflecting pools to commemorate the Twin Towers and the September 11 Museum, which opened in 2014.
The Flight 93 National Memorial honors the passengers of Flight 93 who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Visitors can learn about the history associated with the space as well as visit the 40 Memorial Groves for each of the 40 lost passengers.
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2008, on land where hijackers flew a plane into the southwest corner of the Pentagon, killing 184 people. Today, the memorial honors those whose lives were lost.
The FDNY Memorial Wall is dedicated to the 343 members of the NYC Fire Department who lost their lives on September 11.
Each year, on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Tribute in Light is a public art installation that shines two light beams into the NYC skyline, recreating the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers.
6. Postcards, Staten Island, NY
The Staten Island September 11 memorial features two wing-like structures that represent postcards to the loved ones of those who passed away.
LAX, LA’s airport, is linked to the September 11 attacks because three of the four planes involved were bound for Los Angeles. The memorial in the airport features national slogans and ideals inscribed in a mirror.
The Garden of Reflection is situated in Memorial Park in Pennsylvania. The garden spans two-and-a-half acres and was dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The Empty Sky Memorial in New Jersey remembers the 749 New Jersey residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. It features two walls bearing the NJ victims’ names and a path between them that points toward Ground Zero in NYC.
Another New Jersey memorial is the Monument to the Struggle Against World Terrorism, also known as the Teardrop Memorial. The monument is a large bronze sculpture with a teardrop shape through the middle, along with granite plates with the names of the victims.
The City of Rosemead, California, has its own sculpture to commemorate 9/11, featuring two hands that are made up of thousands of dove-shaped cutouts. The hands carry a piece of steel that came from the World Trade Center to represent those who carried victims out of the rubble.
In Florida, the RISE Monument is a symbol of America’s resiliency and dedication to the heroes who responded to the September 11 attacks. It uses one of the last pieces of steel to be recovered from the World Trade Center.
Boston’s 9/11 Memorial is located in the Boston Public Garden as a remembrance space for residents of Massachusetts and New England who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
The 9/11 Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem is our first international memorial on the list. It’s the only memorial outside of the U.S. that lists the name of every victim from the attacks.
Italy also features a 9/11 memorial called “Memoria E Luce,” or Memory and Light. It’s made up of a twisted steel beam that came from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, donated to the City of Padua by the U.S.
Last but not least, London’s 9/11 memorial is located in Battersea Park. It’s a sculpture made from three pieces of steel from the World Trade Center, gifted to the UK in 2010.