Fri Sep 9th 2011

Remembering 9/11: The 10 Year Anniversary

The most infamous day in American history, the terrorists attacks of 9/11 is fast approaching it’s 10 year anniversary. Aside from the Memorial at Ground Zero, I’ve noticed numerous other tributes from many media sources throughout the last few weeks and felt compelled to share them as a collection. Below is a list of the tributes I’ve encountered. Please share any others that are not listed here:

9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero

The memorial will feature two enormous pools, fountains really, in the exact footprint of the towers. This brass railing features the names of all 3,500 victims of both the 1993 and 2001 terror attacks. Over 400 trees, native to the attack sites of New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, will surround the fountains and offer visitors the comfort of nature in the heart of bustling New York City. 

The most impressive feature of the massive display of names is each name’s placement. You’d assume them to be in alphabetical order, but a powerful algorithm by Local Projects has made it possible for names to be grouped to reflect bonds between victims. 

Friends, coworkers, engaged couples, members of the same flight are now displayed together. A story I heard on a recent documentary described a couple who were engaged to be married in just a few short months and worked on different floors. Both lost their lives that day. Having different last names, they’d traditionally be listed in their respective alphabetical placements, but will now be listed side by side. 

9/11 Memorial Documentary: “Rising, Rebuilding Ground Zero”

Airing on Sunday, 9/11 at 5pm E/P

The Discovery Channel

9/11 Day

A day of remembrance has been created as an opportunity for everyone to band together each year on 9/11 and pay tribute to the victims and our country by pledging to perform simple acts of compassion (helping someone in need, volunteering, donating to a charity, etc). 

Facebook App: Dedicate your status in remembrance

The app asks members to dedicate their status in honor of the victims of 9/11. The application selects from the 3K+ names of victims or you may choose a specific individual.

National Geographic’s Facebook App: Remember 9/11

Where were you when 9/11 happened? Share your location and your story to be featured in the online gallery and interactive map.

AmEx’s Facebook App: I Will Volunteer

AmEx is a sponsor of the 9/11 Day mentioned above. This app asks for people to look for ways to volunteer in honor of those who lost their lives.

Kickstarter Project: 110 Stories Augmented Reality App

Through Kickstarter, over $27K were raised to fund the execution of this app which used augmented reality to draw in the towers where they once stood. Simply snap the picture and share your story as to how the towers or 9/11 were special to you and submit it to the online global gallery of memories.

Reflect Poster

Powerful poster created by Extra Credit Projects.

Tribute Song

I have to admit, I cannot listen to this without sobbing. It’s a 1, 5 and 10 year tribute from a daughter to a father who was lost on 9/11.