Looking Back at 9/11: New York City

Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the U.S Army deployed to assist in the response and recovery efforts. Explore images of these effort below.

By National Museum of the United States Army

Due to the sensitive nature, and considering the time frame and equipment with which they were captured, the majority of the photographs used in this exhibit will appear pixelated.

Rubble (2001-09) by New York National GuardNational Museum of the United States Army

Amidst the Rubble

American Soldiers, local police, firefighters, and civilians banded together in the immediate aftermath of the attack to search for survivors.

On Duty, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Collaboration, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Missing (2001-09) by New York National GuardNational Museum of the United States Army

"Have you seen my Daddy?"

Posters of missing loved ones were hung up across the city.

Search & Rescue (2001-09) by New York National GuardNational Museum of the United States Army

Searching

Soldiers with the New York Army National Guard coordinated search, rescue, and recovery efforts amidst the collapsed towers.

Skyline (2001-09) by New York National GuardNational Museum of the United States Army

Standing Tall

Fragments of the World Trade Center still stood tall days after the towers collapsed.

Protective Measures, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Planning the Next Move, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Search and Rescue, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Sentinel (2001-09) by New York National GuardNational Museum of the United States Army

Masked Up

Those working at and near the World Trade Center site in New York City wore masks and PPE to protect themselves against toxic agents in the air and the rubble. In the years since the attack, many of the recovery workers would be diagnosed with life-altering medical conditions.

Recovery, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Recovery, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Debris, New York National Guard, 2001-09, From the collection of: National Museum of the United States Army
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Through His Eyes (2001-09) by New York National GuardNational Museum of the United States Army

Through His Eyes

The lasting impact on those deployed to Ground Zero in the days, weeks, and years following the terrorist attack is forever etched in their collective memory.


Strong Words (2001-09) by UnknownNational Museum of the United States Army

Strong Words

"At least some day I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was; a Soldier."

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