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May 30 Commemoration and Events

May 30 marks the 20th Anniversary of the end of the 9 month rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero. Thousands attended the solemn ceremony where firefighters, law enforcement and elected officials stood at attention – as the last beam, draped in an American flag was ceremoniously carried up the ramp.
To mark this important milestone, we are sharing a Candle Lighting Ceremony in honor of the 9/11 responders and survivors; a program with Alice Greenwald, Michael Arad, and John Feal, who participated in a discussion about the creation of the Memorial Glade; and a link to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s livestream of the commemoration ceremony to be held on Monday, May 30 at 9:30am EST.
The videos and the livestream event can be accessed below, along with a PDF of entire dedication inscription of the Memorial Glade.
Commemorating Responders & Survivors
On May 24, VOICES hosted a panel discussion with Alice Greenwald, 9/11 Memorial & Museum President, Michael Arad, Architect of the 9/11 Memorial Glade, and activist John Feal.
Click here to view the panel discussion.
VOICES Candle Lighting Service
To mark the 20th anniversary, VOICES invited various members of the 9/11 community to participate in a solemn candle lighting service. The service honors responders, survivors, and those who have died of 9/11-related illness.
Click here to watch the video.
May 30 Commemorative Ceremony
To commemorate the milestone of the 20th anniversary, a poignant ceremony will be held at the 9/11 Memorial Glade in lower Manhattan. The ceremony will begin at 9:30am on Monday, May 30.
Click here to view the livestream.