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“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.”

These words are part of the mission statement of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City. As the nation and world mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications shares the sentiments of the 9/11 Memorial and calls upon readers to make
Sept. 11, 2012 a day of commemoration.

Take a moment to remember and honor the thousands of innocent men, women, and children murdered by terrorists in the horrific attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. Thank your local first responders for their dedication to protecting your community. Remember the many Americans who have served and are currently serving in our nation’s military—many of whom enlisted as a response to the 9/11 attacks.

Let us come together this 9/11 to honor, remember and reunite. For more information from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, visit 911memorial.org.

September 11, 2001 is a day the many Americans and people around the world will never forget because they lost families and the USA was attacked by al-Qaeda.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum launched on August 27, 2012 a planning guide to help communities, schools and individuals worldwide develop their own commemorations for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.  The downloadable guide, which is available at 911memorial.org/commemorate, includes tools and resources for honoring and remembering the nearly 3,000 individuals who were killed in the 9/11 attacks.

“In the wake of 9/11, we showed the world that the best of humanity can overcome the worst hate, and together we promised to never forget the nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children who perished that day,” said Joe Daniels, president and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial, which has welcomed nearly 4.5 million visitors since opening in September 2011.  “We hope this 9/11 anniversary planning guide will inspire people across the country and around the world to honor, remember and reunite.”

For us here at Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications we decided to provide a “Special” space in tribute, honor and in memory of September 11, 2001. We hope you like it and please feel free to leave your comments and share the article.

You can read, see photos and videos of our coverage done last year at our Diversity News Magazine http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2011/09/10-years-later-tribute-and-in-memory-of-september-11-2001/

and on our parent company site Diversity News Publications (http://diversitynewspublications.com/2010/09/9-years-later-tribute-and-in-memory-of-september-11-2001/).

On September 12, 2011 The National Memorial September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial) was unveil in New York at The World Trade Center for the first time after 10 years. The Memorial is a national tribute of remembrance and honor to the 2,983 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. You can go directly to the website to view photos, videos and read more at http://www.911memorial.org

Please join us in commemorating this year’s 9/11 anniversary. This page offers suggestions and tools including a downloadable 2012 Commemoration Planning Guide that provides resources for commemorating in communities, schools, through social media, and as an individual. Should you have any questions, please email us honor911@911memorial.org.

Thank you for helping to honor and remember.

Commemoration Resources
Promotional Materials for Your Commemoration
Education Tools
Fundraising Tools
Web Resources 
Share Your Plans

Commemoration Resources
2012 Commemoration Planning Guide 
Commemorate in your Online Community
Downloadable Suggestions for Talking to Children about 9/11 
• Downloadable List of Names on the 9/11 Memorial 
Online Guide for Locating and Searching Names on the 9/11 Memorial
September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

Promotional Materials for Your Commemoration
Newsletter/Email Template
Press Release Template 
Sample Blog Post Template
Web Banners
Downloadable Poster
Facebook Cover Photo

Educational Tools
9/11 FAQ 
 Interactive Timelines 
Introducing the 9/11 Memorial Lesson Plan
Symbols of Remembrance and Reflection Lesson Plan 
Creating a Memorial Museum Lesson Plan

Fundraising Tools
Sponsor a Cobblestone
Join Signs of Support
Mail in Donation Form
Donate Online 
Text to Donate

Web Resources
Artists Registry 
Make History 
Webcasts: Exploring 9/11 
Visit the 9/11 Memorial
• Memorial Visitor Commemorative Guide
• Signs of Support Ambassador Program

Share your Plans
Register to Receive your Official Certificate of Recognition 

About National September 11 Memorial & Museum: 
On August 2006, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey began heavy construction on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.[2] The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, on the former location of the Twin Towers destroyed during theSeptember 11 attacks in 2001. The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation was renamed the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center in 2007.

The winner of the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition was Israeli-American architect Michael Arad of Handel Architects, a New York- and San Francisco-based firm. Arad worked with landscape architecture firm Peter Walker and Partners on the design which calls for a forest of trees with two square pools in the center, where the Twin Towers once stood.[3]

The design is consistent with the original Daniel Libeskind master plan that called for the memorial to be 30 feet below street level (originally 70 feet) in a piazza. The design was the only finalist to throw out Libeskind’s requirement that buildings overhang the footprints.

A memorial was planned in the immediate aftermath of the attacks and destruction of the World Trade Center to remember both the victims and those involved in rescue. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Centeris a non-profit corporation with the mission to raise funds for, program, own and operate the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site. The memorial had a dedication ceremony on September 11, 2011 (the tenth anniversary of the attacks) and was officially opened to the public on September 12, 2011, while the museum will open one year later on or around September 11, 2012.

Sources: Wikipedia, http://www.911memorial.orgDiversityNewsPublications.Com
Photos credit to: http://www.911memorial.org

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