9/11 Memorial Events in Brooklyn

Today is the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, make sure you know where to remember and memorialize our fallen.

If you want to take a moment and remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 there are a number of events today. But, if you want to memorialize alone for the 11th anniversary, there are plenty of memorials, statues and beams of light you can observe without the company of others.

Memorials to Visit:

  • FDNY Squad 1: The firehouse on Union Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, lost 12 firefighters in the attacks. A wooden sculpture memorializes the 12 brave men, as well as all 343 firefighters who died that day. There is also a plaque outside the door paying tribute to all those across New York, The Pentagon and Somerset County, PA.
  • The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance is in Coney Island, at the Brooklyn Cyclones MCU Stadium (formerly KeySpan). The three 30 x 12 panels form the Coney Island memorial, contain laser-engraved images of the 346 Firefighters, 37 Port Authority Officers, 23 NYC Police Officers, 3 NYS Officers, 1 Fire Patrol, First responders  and 1 K-9 Rescue dog named Sirus.


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  • The Memorial Wall: Located in Downtown Brooklyn at FDNY Headquarters, this plaque lists the names of 55 FDNY members who died in the decade since the attack due to World Trade Center-related illnesses. There will be no formal program.
  • 9/11 Memorial Concert: At the Fulton Ferry Landing, located at the foot of Old Fulton Street, Bargemusic will play its annual tribute to the victims of 9/11 with a free concert led by its director, Mark Peskanov. The program features works by Bach, Bottoms, Haydn, Schubert and Chopin and will take place at 8 pm.
  • The Tribute in Light: According to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Tribute in Light will return for one night as a tribute to all those who were lost on 9/11. Located at West and Morris Streets in lower Manhattan but visible from various Brooklyn vantage points, the lights will begin at sunset (7:11 pm) on September 11 and fade away at dawn on September 12 (6:34am). There will be no formal program. 
Recommended locations to observe the Tribute in Light include Red Hook, Columbia Waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Fulton Ferry State Park and Fort Greene Park. But, you can also see from various spots in Park Slope, just look up. 


If you want to watch the commemoration ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial, it begins at 8:30 a.m. and can be seen on most major television channels. It will also be streamed live on the Memorial Museum's website.

If you wish to take part in a moment of silence for the victims on your own, here are the important times:

8:46 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the north tower, and houses of worship toll their bells. Then family members will read the names of those killed.

9:03 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when United Airlines Flight 175 hit the south tower.

9:37 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

9:59 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when the south tower fell.

10:03 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa.

10:28 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when the north tower fell.

Let us know if there are events or memorials you’d like us to add to the list. Send a comment to Will.Yakowicz@Patch.com, or submit one in the comments section below. 


Joanna Prisco and Amy Sara Clark contributed reporting. 


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