News Release Date: September 15, 2022
Contact: NewsMedia@nps.govWASHINGTON - The National Park Service today awarded $2.75 million in funds from the 9/11 Memorial Act grant program to the National September 11 Memorial & Memorial Plaza in New York City. This funding will provide critical support for the continued operation, maintenance, and security of the memorial and museum.
Located at the World Trade Center in New York City, the National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.
“The National September 11 Memorial & Memorial Plaza honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial Act grant program supports memorials like this museum in its mission to help the public learn about the events of 9/11 and understand its lasting impact in the world today,” said National Park Service Director Chuck Sams.
As authorized and funded by Congress, the Secretary of the Interior can award a single competitive grant per year for the operation and maintenance of a memorial commemorating the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, and the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. Eligible memorials are required to offer free admission to active and retired members of the military, registered first responders to the 9/11 attacks, and family members of victims of the attacks, in addition to offering free admission hours to the general public at least once per week.
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Last updated: September 15, 2022