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National September 11 Memorial & Museum Announces 9/11 Anniversary Planning Guide

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum today launched a planning guide to help communities, schools and individuals worldwide develop their own commemorations for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The downloadable guide, which is available at, includes tools and resources for honoring and remembering the nearly 3,000 individuals who were killed in the 9/11 attacks.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum Pavilion. Rendering by Squared Design Lab

The guide includes plans inspired by the official commemoration ceremonies in New York City and offers resources that allow organizations and individuals to organize tributes of their own. Resources to plan a day of remembrance include:

A list of the 2,983 victims’ names inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial, which will again be read aloud for the official 11th anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center

Information about the 2001 attacks and their broader context, along with suggestions for how to talk to children about 9/11

Interactive timelines that focus on the 9/11 attacks and the rescue and recovery efforts

Select K-12 lesson plans with the theme of memorialization, which were developed by the 9/11 Memorial in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Ideas for sharing reflections through social media

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the not-for-profit corporation created to oversee the design, fundraising, programming, and operations of the Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center. The Memorial and Museum are located on eight of the 16 acres of the World Trade Center site. The Memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and is open to the public.

For more information or to reserve a free visitor pass to the 9/11 Memorial, go to

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