The Ground Hero Program is part of the Military Resilience Project’s Community Reintegration Initiative, and is a collaborative partnership with Intersections International. This program is designed to bring active duty military personnel, veterans, civilians, and emergency first-responders in New York City together as part of a community experience in and around the National 9/11 Memorial. This series of events is aimed at increasing mutual understanding for all involved, as well as individual growth and healing in relation to each person’s own experiences with 9/11 and after.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on the city of New York and in the consciousness of our Nation. Having the 9/11 National Memorial and Tribute Center close by offers a unique opportunity for our community members, both military and civilian, to experience the site together and, in the process, establish valuable existential connections that go far beyond what words alone can convey.