In collaboration with social media giant Facebook, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is seeking users on Facebook to post photos or messages dedicating and honoring the 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the attacks of 9/11 with the help of the app called the 9/11 Memorial.
In August 2006, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum began construction on the former location of the Twin Towers which were destroyed by the terrorist group al-Qaeda in September 2001. The memorial was planned to remember the victims who lost their lives in the attacks. It is a non-profit organization, which will be opened this year on September 11, and the museum will open in 2012.
The Memorial’s Mission follows a strong message –
- Remember and honor the thousands of innocent men, women, and children murdered by terrorists in the horrific attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001.
- Respect this place made sacred through tragic loss.
- Recognize the endurance of those who survived the courage of those who risked their lives to save others, and the compassion of all who supported us in our darkest hours.
- May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.
The application is developed and maintained by Facebook app developer Involver, which was released on Wednesday. When a user posts a photo or sends a message, the application will randomly select and dedicate a status to any single victim out of the 3,000 victims.
The goal of the application is to honor and remember victims of this devastating attack on America, 10 years later,explains Involver‘s Senior Vice President of Marketing Jascha Kaykas-Wolff.
You can make donations and help the organization raise funds. All donations and sponsorships that the organization receives are dedicated to developing and sustaining the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Click here to make a donation and show your support. You can also text HOPE to 80088 to support the National September 11 Memorial with a $10 donation. For more information related to donations and sponsorships, visit this page
Similarly, YouTube in collaboration with The New York Times is marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attack by launching a dedicated YouTube Channel called Reflections on 9/11, featuring special videos and content from the New York Times, archived news broadcasts from September 2001, and personal stories of those people whose lives were deeply affected by the attacks.