Central Terminal, pre-security
1st floor, by door 11


Healing the World

20th Anniversary


A Children’s art exhibition commemorating 9/11

September 7, 2021 - January 2022


Healing the World, a children’s art exhibition commemorating the national events of 9/11 first inaugurated at Miami International Airport in December 2001. This exhibition, conceived and developed by Miami-Dade Aviation Department’s former Fine Arts Division Director, Dr. Yolanda Sánchez, was created to honor those who perished, their family and friends, and those involved in the heroic rescue efforts.

Portions of Healing the World traveled to other U.S. Airports, where local children in those cities added their artwork to the exhibition. The project here gave young children a creative and curative outlet to express their feelings following the tragic events of 9/11.

On the 20th Anniversary Commemoration, we present this exhibition once more to memorialize September 11, 2001 and honor the many heroes in our community and our personal lives. We hope that passengers and visitors alike will be inspired, elevated, and comforted by the positive, lively images these children have created for the world to see.


Healing the World Announcement Card