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On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, memorials and exhibits served to preserve and sustain public memory. This year’s anniversary marked the culmination of years of effort for two major commemorations in the Mid-Atlantic, the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The anniversary also saw the dedication of local memorials and openings of special exhibits across the region. Although we cannot provide a complete list, the following are memorials and commemorations highlighted earlier on our news page. Jersey City dedicated “Empty Sky” on September 11, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology opened Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments From 9/11, and The New York Historical Society opened a commemorative exhibit, Remembering 9/11.
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, numerous memorials, commemorations, and exhibits mark the event. A few notable stories: In Jersey City, the “Empty Sky” memorial will be dedicated on September 10th at 11:00 a.m. The Shanksville Memorial honoring United flight 93 will be dedicated at 12:30 p.m. The dedication will be webcasted at History.com. Avery Fisher Hall hosts a free remembrance concert by the New York Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. The Pentagon is limiting public access to The Pentagon Memorial, which opened in 2008 on Sunday, instead holding a private remembrance for the families of those lost on 9/11. “Remembering 9/11″ a special exhibition of photographs, letters and objects is open at the New York Historical Society until November 10. The 9/11 Memorial in New York City will be dedicated in a ceremony for victim’s families, and opens to the general public on September 12. In Washington D.C., events scheduled to occur at the National Cathedral’s “A Call To Compassion,” including concerts, discussion groups, and interfaith prayer vigil have moved following an accident on-site. These events and the multitude of 9/11 stories on the internet, newspapers, and television beg questions of how we remember as individuals and as a community.
The National Capital Planning Committee’s interactive map Memorials in Washington DC went live recently. The map uses information from Washington as Commemoration, a joint research project undertaken by the NCPC and the National Park Service. Clicking on a memorial leads to an individual entry denoting the site’s “full history and significance.” Visitors to the site can explore the memorials by name, but location on the map, or by subject theme. Foursquare users can check in at memorials, upload photos and leave tips for their friends. As an added bonus, the most frequent foursquare visitor to a memorial becomes “Mayor.” The site is a work-in-progress, with a goal of plotting and describing every D.C. memorial, present and planned.