9/11 Transatlantic Memorial: Eagles, Angles and Fireflies
Saturday 10th September until September 2012
A British Union flag recovered from Ground Zero in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, New York, will go on public display for the first time on 10 September 2011. The flag is two metres in width and will be displayed in the Museum’s In the Spotlight exhibit to mark the anniversary. It was presented to Great Britain by the people of the United States, and on the first anniversary of 9/11 it was laid on the altar of St Paul’s Cathedral in a memorial service for victims of the disaster.
9/11 Transatlantic Memorial: Eagles, Angels and Fireflies
Sunday 11th September, 4pm
Main Exhibition Space
To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Imperial War Museum North will be teaming up with Wake Forest University, North Carolina, to give an international performance of two especially composed orchestral pieces in remembrance of the victims of the disaster. The pieces, composed by Kevin Malone, Head of Composition at the University of Manchester will be performed live and internet-streamed across the world to each other’s venues, as part of this 45 minute event.