HM - June 2018 - Jones

Teacher Resources

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum:
Anniversary in the Schools​

by Megan Jones
Join students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11 by participating in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s FREE Anniversary in the Schools webinar. The program connects participants with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.

Participants will be introduced to exhibitions within the Museum, hear personal stories about the attacks from first responders and survivors, and have the opportunity to ask questions through a live chat with Museum staff.
Speakers include:
  • Chief Joseph W. Pfeifer, current Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness for the FDNY and the first chief to arrive at the World Trade Center on the morning of 9/11;
  • Lolita Jackson, a survivor of both the 1993 and 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center;
  • Scott Strauss, a New York City Police Department officer who helped rescue a Port Authority Police Department officer trapped under debris after the collapse of the Twin Towers;
  • Lila Nordstrom, a student on 9/11 at Stuyvesant High School, located next to the World Trade Center, who founded StuyHealth, an advocacy group for young adults impacted by 9/11 and its aftermath.
The 35-minute program will be available on-demand, all-day beginning TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018. The webinar will also be available all-day WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 for schools observing Rosh Hashanah.

For more information contact the Education Programs Staff at:

The webinar is made possible thanks to generous support from the New York Life Foundation.

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