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CIA Director Speaks at 9/11 Museum

CIA Director John Brennan toured the 9/11 Memorial with President Joe Daniels before speaking at a public program. Photo by Jin Lee. CIA Director John Brennan toured the 9/11 Memorial with President Joe Daniels before speaking at a public program. Photo by Jin Lee.

CIA Director John Brennan during a recent speech at the 9/11 Memorial Museum covered the agency’s early response to the attacks and its ongoing fight against the evolving terrorist threat.  Read more »

Tribute Held at 9/11 Memorial for Firefighter Killed in Bronx Explosion

Flowers left on the bronze parapets in tribute to Michael Fahy. Photo by Jin Lee. Flowers left on the bronze parapets in tribute to Michael Fahy. Photo by Jin Lee.

Flowers were laid at an FDNY panel on the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in honor of the battalion chief who was killed during a Bronx house explosion Tuesday morning.  Read more »

Remembering Terence Hatton: 'Capt. Man-Hatton'

Captain Terence Hatton's birthday rose at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff. Captain Terence Hatton's birthday rose at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff.

A white rose on the 9/11 Memorial honors Capt. Terrence Hatton, the “ultimate firefighter.”  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

West Point Cadets at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Monika Graff. West Point Cadets at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Monika Graff.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

White Rose Signifies Remembrance of 9/11 Victims' Birthdays

A white rose is left on the name of Rosemary A. Smith. A white rose is left on the name of Rosemary A. Smith.

The 9/11 Memorial remembers victim’s birthday with roses placed at their name.  Read more »

Joe Torre Talks Baseball After 9/11, Bringing NYC Together

Joe Torre speaks at 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Chris Goodney. Joe Torre speaks at 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Chris Goodney.

Former Yankees manager and Hall of Famer Joe Torre opened the fall program series at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Post-9/11 Piazza Mets Jersey on Display at 9/11 Memorial Museum

Mike Piazza's jersey on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Mike Piazza's jersey on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The jersey worn by Mets catcher Mike Piazza when he hit a two-run home run for the win days after 9/11 is now on display.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Probationary class of FDNY EMTs at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Probationary class of FDNY EMTs at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Katie Couric Interview Concludes First Season of Our City. Our Story. Podcast

Katie Couric in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series. Katie Couric in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series.

The first season of Our City. Our Story podcast finishes with interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.  Read more »

New Google Expedition Helps Students to 'Never Forget'

In-app screenshot of Google Expeditions. Photo by staff. In-app screenshot of Google Expeditions. Photo by staff.

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the 9/11 Memorial Museum partnered with Google Expeditions to allow students and adults from around the world the opportunity to experience the Museum and its artifacts in an immersive, virtual journey.  Read more »