Salute to Service & Veterans Day Highlights

  • November 16, 2021

Veterans Day 2021 is now behind us, but our appreciation for service members continues all year. Once more, we extend our deepest thanks to veterans and the families and communities who support them. Here’s a look back at some highlights from our official Salute to Service

November 10: FDNY VFW Place Flags
Members of the FDNY VFW Post 12033 visited us, placing American flags at the names of FDNY veterans on the Memorial.

November 10: UCLA Health Operation Mend Tour
Veteran and Visionary Network co-founder John Paluska led personal Memorial and Museum tours for veterans from UCLA Health Operation Mend and their caretakers. 

November 10: United War Veterans Council GO Ruck Flag Presentation
Participants in the annual Honor Ruck, comprised of veterans and supporters, received a flag that flew over the WTC site on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

November 10: United States Air Force Heritage Brass Band Performance
The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass band honored veterans with a special concert on the Memorial plaza.

November 11: Yellow Rose Ceremony
Volunteers from TD Bank and Team Red, White and Blue placed yellow roses at the names of the veterans who passed away on 9/11.

November 11: NYC Veterans Day Parade
Members of our team had the ultimate honor of carrying the Ground Zero Volunteers Flag, which replaced the original American flag that hung over Ground Zero.

November 11 & 12: John Paluska Op Ed
John Paluska also shared his thoughts on the importance of educating future generations about the 9/11 legacy.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff 

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A young man in his Marine Corps uniform, circa 1965

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