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.
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.
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
Fragments of the World Trade Center still stood tall days after the towers collapsed.
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.
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.
"At least some day I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was; a Soldier."