Associated Press

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the most devastating series of terrorist attacks executed on American soil.

September 11, 2001 was surely a day of sorrow for millions of Americans. And to help ease the pain and commemorate the lives of Americans lost in the attacks, dozens of memorials have been erected across the country.

In fact, one such monument even exists outside the country: The 9/11 Living Memorial located in Jerusalem, Israel.

Of course, the most famous memorial rests at Ground Zero itself. The National September 11 Memorial (pictured on the left) was opened to the public on September 12, 2011. On May 16, 2014, an accompanying museum was also opened.

To commemorate the lives of those lost those 15 years ago, we've compiled a list of some of the most inspiring and heartbreaking 9/11 memorials from around the country — and in one case, even beyond.

Flight 93 National Memorial
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Somerset County, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Dedicated:

Phase 1 (including Wall of Names, Memorial Plaza and Entrance Road): Sept. 11, 2011

Phase 2 (including learning and visitor centers) : Sept. 10, 2015

Phase 3 (Tower of Voices): In development

Designed by:

Paul Murdoch Architects with Nelson Byrd Woltz

Source: nps.gov

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Arlington County, Virginia

Dedicated:

September 11, 2008

Designed by:

Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman

Source: pentagonmemorial.org

9/11 Memorial - Arizona
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona

Year dedicated:

Sept.

Designed by:

Eddie Jones, Maria Salenger among others.

In remembrance of:

Victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, according to NPR.

To the Struggle Against World Terrorism (Tears of Grief)
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Bayonne, New Jersey

Dedicated:

2005

Designed by:

Zurab Tsereteli (gifted by the Russian government)

In remembrance of:

Victims of the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Postcards
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Staten Island, New York City

Year dedicated:

2004

Designed by:

Masayuki Sono

Eisenhower Park 9/11 Memorial
nassaucountyny.gov

Location:

East Meadow, New York

Year dedicated:

March 11, 2003

Designed by:

N/A

Garden of Reflection
9-11memorialgarden.org

Location:

Yardley, Pennsylvania

Dedicated:

September 30, 2006

Designed by:

Liuba Lashchyk

Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Beverly Hills, California

Year dedicated:

September 11, 2011

Designed by:

N/A

Seaford 9/11 Memorial
Seaford 9/11 Memorial Committee Facebook page

Location:

Seaford, New York

Dedicated:

November 23, 2002

Designed by:

N/A

In remembrance of:

"Five Seaford High School graduates who died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in NYC" according to the memorial's Facebook page.

Project 9/11 Indianapolis
http://visitindy.com/

Location:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Dedicated:

2010

Designed by:

N/A

9/11 Flight Crew Memorial
911flightcrewmemorial.org

Location:

Grapevine, Texas

Year dedicated:

July 4th 2008

Designed by:

Valerie and Dean Thompson

9/11 Memorial



Location:

Naperville, Illinois

Dedicated:

September 11, 2003

Designed by:

Benton Harbor and Bill Cooper

9/11 Memorial
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas

Year dedicated:

N/A

Designed by:

N/A (Comprised of two iron girders from Ground Zero)

The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy
Wikimedia commons

Location:

New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, Connecticut

Year painted:

2002

Painted by:

Graydon Parrish

9/11 Living Memorial Plaza
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Ramot, Jerusalem

Dedicated:

12 November 2009

Designed by:

Eliezer Weishoff

The Rising
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Valhalla, Westchester County, New York

Year dedicated:

September 11, 2006

Designed by:

Frederic Schwartz

Empty Sky
Artist's rendering, Wikimedia commons

Location:

Liberty State Park, New Jersey

Dedicated:

September 10, 2011

Designed by:

Jessica Jamroz and Frederic Schwartz

America's Response Monument
Wikimedia commons

Location:

New York City (outside of One World Trade Center and across from the 9/11 Memorial)

Year dedicated:

November 11, 2011

Designed by:

Douwe Blumberg

September 11 Memorial
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Arlington National Cemetery

Year dedicated:

September 11, 2002

Designed by:

N/A

The Sphere
Wikimedia commons

Location:

Originally located in Austin J. Tobin Plaza in New York City, The Sphere was salvaged from the rubble of Ground Zero and relocated to Battery Park. It serves as a 9/11 memorial.

Year dedicated:

N/A

Designed by:

Fritz Koenig