Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.364
Dimensions: 11 in X 8.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 21.59 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Flier for "Reflections on Memorials" event on November 30, 2001. hosted by the New York University College of Arts and Science. The event is a panel discussion with artists and scholars discussing the nature and meaning of memorials.
By late afternoon on September 11, 2001, the urge to mourn alongside others brought people together throughout New York City and across the country. In the days that followed, people gathered to hold vigils on college campuses, in parks and town halls, in places of worship, and elsewhere. For weeks after, events were organized to bring people together in a spirit of community support and healing.
Spontaneous memorials appeared in town squares, on roadside billboards, in murals painted on the sides of buildings, and outside firehouses and police stations.