5 Ways to Virtually Pay Tribute to the 19th Anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2020

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Friday will mark the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks — and there are a number of ways to commemorate the day virtually this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

From live events to interactive activities, here are a few opportunities that are available online:

1. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is holding a socially-distanced commemoration ceremony for victims' family members on the Memorial plaza, which it will be live streaming. The annual ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the first of six moments of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m. 

2. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation, which supports the families of fallen first responders, will be holding a live name-reading ceremony near Ground Zero on Sept. 11. The ceremony is expected to start around 8:30 a.m. and end around 1:30 p.m. It will stream live on the foundation’s Facebook page.

3. The Virtual Run Challenge is hosting a “9/11 Memorial Virtual Run Walk” to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, and to raise money for those affected by the tragedy. Participants “are asked to complete the event distance (9.11 miles) within the event starting time of Aug. 23, 2020 and Oct. 3, 2020,” according to its website

4. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers live, interactive virtual Zoom tours of the rebuilt World Trade Center on its website. Tours last 45 minutes and can be booked online, by individuals or by groups of 10 or more adults. 

5. The memorial and museum also offers an “Interactive Museum Experience” on its website. The experience allows users to select “different paths through the Museum’s vast spaces and exhibitions,” its site says.

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