A firefighter in a formal outfit and hat looks at victims’ names on a bronze parapet. Rays of sunlight come through a gap in buildings and shine down on him and a reflecting pool. In the darkened distance are trees and building facades.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Communities

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum works in partnership with many communities impacted by 9/11, recognizing the sacrifice and selflessness of rescue and recovery workers, service members, and veterans. We collaborate with survivors, witnesses, and artists in acts of commemoration and remembrance.

Several members of the FDNY and the family members place blue ribbons on a black railing at the foot of the Last Column.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Rescue and Recovery Workers

If you participated in the rescue, recovery, and relief efforts following the 9/11 attacks, we welcome you to join our rescue and recovery workers registry, a space for workers to interact as a community. Once you are registered, you are eligible to visit the Museum free of charge. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum holds commemorative events and provides health resources for rescue and recovery workers. 

More than 90,000 people in all 50 states are enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program. If you or a loved one is experiencing adverse health effects related to 9/11, learn more about health resources and services here.

A person’s hands are placed on a bronze parapet covered in raindrops. The knuckles of the index fingers are bent against the parapet next to two victims’ names.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Witnesses and Survivors

The witnesses and survivors registry documents firsthand experiences of the 9/11 attacks and the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993. If you were in close proximity to the sites of the attacks, or if you consider yourself a survivor for another reason, we welcome you to join the registry.

The white-gloved hands of people in black uniforms grip a folded American flag during a ceremony. Spots of sunlight and shadows fall on the flag.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

U.S. Service Members and Veterans

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes the courage, selflessness, and sacrifice of the people who answered the call to serve or continued their military careers after the attacks.

A painting features translucent Twin Towers against a black and dark blue sky. The Twin Towers are surrounded by neighboring buildings of lower Manhattan, lit up at night.
"Thousands of Yellow Ribbons" by Miki Karni 

Artists

The Museum offers an online digital database, gathering place, and virtual gallery for artists to register their visual art, poetry, and music created in response to 9/11.