While there are worries about whether the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be open by September 11, 2011, Staten Island's 9/11 Memorial, called Postcards, has been standing since September 11, 2004.

The memorial is located on the St. George Esplanade, near the SI Ferry Terminal and Richmond County Bank Ballpark, and was designed by Masayuki Sono. It's called Postcards because the two wing-like sculptures represent large postcards to loved ones; the sculptures look out onto the harbor at the the World Trade Center site. The memorial, which has 274 plaques and profiles on it, was unveiled on September 11, 2004, and cost $2.77 million.

Tonight, in one of the many 9/11 commemoration events around the city, Mayor Bloomberg and and Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro will hold a ceremony to remember the Staten Island victims at 6 p.m. at Postcards. There will be readings for the 274 Staten Island victims, a performance from elementary and high school students, and remarks from officials, clergy, and Sono.