Close up of the blue tiles in Memorial Hall
Photo by Dan Winters

Remember the Sky

Join the 9/11 Memorial & Museum from anywhere to take part in active remembrance and recognize how we are all connected to one another underneath the same big sky. On September 11th, 2022, snap a picture of the sky where you are – regardless of the weather – and post it to Instagram. Be sure to tag @911memorial and use the hashtags #NeverForget911 and #rememberthesky.

Smartphone shows sample social media post featuring photo of the sky and caption
Sample post from last year's Remember the Sky campaign

This activation is inspired by the clear blue sky that was present in New York City and across the country on 9/11, as well as by Spencer Finch’s monumental art installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. His artwork, “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning,” is comprised of 2,983 watercolors — each a unique shade of blue — a tribute to the enormity of collective loss and the individuality of each of those who were taken from us far too soon.

For younger Americans, 9/11 is no longer an experience lived but history learned ran toward danger to save others. Remember the Sky seeks to engage audiences in meaningful conversation, serving as a bridge between memory of that day and what can be experienced in-person by visiting the Museum. Your participation will help us expose a new generation to the lessons learned during and following 9/11 as together, we fulfill our collective promise never to forget.

Toolkit

Download and share these files to help craft 9/11 "Remember the Sky" social media posts. Right click to save the images on this page to accompany them. 

  • Remember the Sky With Me text on blue background
  • Remember the Sky With Us text on blue background

The Remembrance Wall

Our memories of that fateful September morning are indelible. We can honor all those killed by sharing our stories and affirming the sense of national community we shared in the aftermath of 9/11 so future generations will never forget. We invite you to submit your own message of reflection to our digital Remembrance Wall