The Visionary Memorial Beautification Initiative

  • July 21, 2022
At right, a smiling male in blue jeans, a beige jacket, white sneakers, and a backwards baseball cap bends over to tend to small dirt hole in a patch of grass while others look on in the background

Volunteers at Staten Island's Postcards Memorial in 2021, planting a Survivor Tree seedling

As we approach the 21st anniversary of 9/11 attacks, we're once again highlighting the Memorial Beautification Initiative, designed to foster community engagement through local 9/11 memorials across the country. Last year, ahead of the milestone 20th anniversary of the attacks, our Visionary Network launched the initiative to clean and restore community 9/11 memorials; Visionaries themselves helped preserve memorials in their own communities by planting flowers, cleaning the grounds, or simply stopping by to reflect and remember those lost. Read more about the launch

We're now once again calling for participation in this meaningful program. The Memorials Registry tracks many 9/11 memorials in the United States and around the world; you can use it to find and volunteer at a memorial near you. 

The Visionary Network was founded in early 2020. It provides an opportunity for people between the ages of 21 and 45 to deepen their understanding of the attacks of September 11 and to fulfill a commitment to never forget the lives lost, the sacrifices made, and the ongoing consequences of the day through acts of advocacy, commemoration, and community engagement. It's free to join the Visionary Network; sign up here.

If you have any questions about the Visionary Network or would like to host a volunteer day at a 9/11 memorial in your community, please email

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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