2002-09-14 / Community

FEMA Remembers 9/11

With Photo Exhibit Online
FEMA Remembers 9/11 With Photo Exhibit Online

With Photo Exhibit Online

An exhibit of photographs memorializing the events of September 11 was launched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on September 10 on NBC's Today show.

The six-minute electronic photo exhibit was created to share with the public some of the thousands of images taken by FEMA photographers. The exhibit offers an opportunity for the public to recall the extraordinary images of that tragedy and to reflect on the heroism of the response and recovery workers.

The electronic exhibit can be seen at www.fema.gov/remember911.

"The photos, while possibly difficult to look at, have a grace and dignity that reflects the nation's response to the 9/11 tragedy," said FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh. "We thought the public might like to see the images, hear the music and reflect on all that has occurred since that terrible day."

The exhibit is part of a Remembering 9/11 section added to FEMA's web site. The exhibit consists of 51 photos, selected from more than 1,000 images taken by FEMA photographers of the World Trade Center and Pentagon disaster sites. In addition, the exhibit includes photos contributed by local photographers of the Pennsylvania countryside where the third plane crashed.

"The gallery stops time, as only photographs can, to give us searing images that evoke all of the emotion of those days," Allbaugh said. "The gallery also serves to propel us forward, to remember the year that we can never forget and then to forge ahead in the spirit of patriotism and compassion that has permeated the nation since that tragic day."

The electronic exhibit is just a sampling of the many FEMA photos available to media and the public. The full archive of September 11 photos is available on the fully searchable online FEMA photo library, which is found on the FEMA home page, at www.fema.gov. Please regard their photo use agreement.

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