9/11: Memorials and the Meaning of Memory

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9/11: Memorials and the Meaning of Memory

Why do we make memorials? Why and what do we memorialize? How do memorials from the past influence our present and shape our future? Given the prominence of memorials to the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks, as well as our own National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, honoring officers lost in the line of duty, it’s worth taking a step back to consider what role these memorials play in our lives. This program welcomed a panel of experts from notable memorials to discuss these questions, to reflect on how you honor the fallen, and to hear stories from each site about the differences these memorials make. Content is included from audiences around the country sharing their own experiences with 9/11 memorials.

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Featuring:

Moderator

  • Braden Paynter, Director, Methodology and Practice, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Panelists:

  • Stephen M. Clark, Superintendent, National Parks of Western Pennsylvania (Flight 93)
  • Amy Weinstein, Senior Curator of Oral History & Vice President of Collections, National September 11 Memorial & Museum
  • Patrick P. Montuore, Executive Director, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
  • Jim Laychak, Executive Director, Pentagon Memorial Fund

Sponsored by:

The Police Unity Tour | Good Year | Fraternal Order of Police

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