Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11


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Twenty years after four coordinated terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people on American soil, the nation remembers. 

If you need to talk please call the 24/7 Vet Center Call Line at 877-927-8387, or find Vet Center locations near you.

9/11 Events

The Met Remembers 9/11 on PBS - The special includes footage from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum as well as The Metropolitan Opera playing Verdi’s Requiem on Sept. 11 at 8pm ET. 

Shine A Light Concert Special - The one-hour event, presented by the nonprofit 9/11 Day, will include discussions of 9/11, as well as musical performances by H.E.R., Brad Paisley, Common, Maroon 5 and more on Sept. 11 at 8pm ET.

Tribute in Light - is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. Twin beams reach up to four miles into the sky echoing the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers.

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VA Remembers 9/11 Video Series

The events of September 11, 2001, called brave men and women, like combat Veteran Antwain Vaughn, to serve their country as members of the armed services. VA remembers their service and sacrifices. We are here to serve you/them now.

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VA is sharing stories of Veterans who answered the call to serve and remember the thousands who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend the Antwain's story and many others on our YouTube channel. 


Need help? Read VA's four-part blog series on Afghanistan

Borne the Battle Podcasts

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Air Force Veteran John Baxter recounts helping lead the immediate medical assistance teams following the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon.



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Army Veteran Tony Temerario, was also a 9/11 responder and is a current AT&T executive.




Write a 9/11 Thank You note

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and National Day of Service, Operation Gratitude invites you to write a thank you note to first responders, service members and Veterans.

Please take 5 minutes to write a letter today through the Operation Gratitude digital platform HERE.


Connect with VA's Post-9/11 Transition and Case Management Teams in your area

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9/11 Discussion on RallyPoint

Thanks to each of you who have already shared your stories on how the 9/11 attacks inspired you to serve. You can still join the discussion and read our Q & A. 


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Thousands volunteer and clean Veteran headstones across the country on National Day of Service

Volunteers from across the U.S. gathered in 65 VA national cemeteries for a National Day of Service on Sept. 10.

The cleaning efforts included thousands of volunteers cleaning tens of thousands of graves, including 47 killed Sept. 11, 2001.


VA is here for you.

1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is always the right number

Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255
Vet Centers: 1-877-927-8387
Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat
White House VA Hotline1-855-948-2311

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