9/11: How Do We Remember?

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.