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Dispatch from Haiti: H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Helping to Build Clinic, Homes

Above: Members of H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 help build a structure in Haiti. (Courtesy photo)  A  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 team has arrived in Fond Parisien, Haiti, where they are taking part in helping to rebuild the country devastated by an earthquake in January 2010.   Read more »

Explore 9/11: NYU Professor discusses the relationship between memory and history

 Edward Berenson is a professor of history and director of the Institute of French Studies at New York University. Berenson, who co-directs a French-American research center at NYU in partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research, is a partner on a three-year study with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum researching memory and memorialization. He has edited or written seven books on British, French, and American political and cultural history in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Read more »

VIDEO: FOX News Takes on Phony Coins, Sign Up Now For the Official 9/11 Medal

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comSee 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels promote the official 9/11 Medal in  Fox News’ latest Rise of Freedom piece.  The U.S. Mint will strike 2 million silver medals to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a portion of the proceeds going to support operations of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.The medal will be available in late summer.  Click  Read more »

Interactive 'Lady Liberty' a Web Pick of the Week, deems Communications Arts

The 9/11 Memorial Museum’s interactive Lady Liberty, an educational tool and a piece of Sept. 11 history, has been recognized as the "webpick of the week" by Communications Arts, which is touted as the premier showcase of the current best in “design, advertising, illustration, photography and interactive media.”Lady Liberty was developed for the memorial museum by California-based Archetype  Read more »

Click "Like" Now to Join 9/11 Memorial's New Facebook Page (Update)

Updated: By midnight tonight, the 9/11 Memorial will official close the Friends Memorial Facebook account. We've valued the Friends Memorial community and ask you to continue the conversation at the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum page.  To join, all you have to do is "like" the new page at National September 11 Memorial and Museum.Here's what you can expect from the new page:  Read more »

Nonprofit Disaster Relief Group of 'Courageous Workers From 9/11' are Heading to Haiti

Bill Keegan, the president of the nonprofit group H.E.A.R.T. 9/11, dropped an e-mail to The MEMO blog to share news of the volunteer disaster relief organization's planned efforts in Haiti, a country still working to rebuild after the devastating earthquake of January 2010.A H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 team will be dispatched to Fond Parisien, Haiti  Read more »

Following the Flag: National 9/11 Flag Stitched with ‘Lincoln Flag’

 Charles Vitchers, a superintendent for construction in charge of cleanup after 9/11, salvaged a 20 foot  by 30 foot flag that flew above the 22-story building on 90 West St. that sustained damage from the collapse of the south tower. This flag would become the backbone of the National 9/11 Flag, now touring the country. During the cleanup, Vitchers narrowed his focus for some time on salvaging the flag. He didn’t want it lost.“We started to notice it was hanging by a thread," Vitchers said in a  Read more » Shows Historic 9/11 Remnants on Plaza releases a carousel of photos to click through that show the steel "tridents," which were once part of the facade of one of the World Trade Center's twin towers. The tridents, which represent the history of Sept. 11, are clearly visible at the plaza level of the 9/11 Memorial.   Read more »

Author Who Dedicates Chapter to 9/11 Donates to 9/11 Memorial

Larry Goanos, a veteran insurance professional,  paid tribute to friends and colleagues he lost on 9/11 through the words in his book "Claims Made and Reported: A Journey Through D&O, E&O and Other Professional Lines of Insurance.""So many people from the insurance industry perished that day," said Goanos, who devoted a chapter in his book on the events of 9/11. "I wanted to create a memorial to them."  Read more »

"Like" our newly launched National September 11 Memorial & Museum Facebook Page

On Monday, February 14, 2011, we will officially close our Friends Memorial Facebook account and will move to the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum page. We value the Friends Memorial community and the comments, questions and feedback we receive on a daily basis. Let’s continue the conversation at the new page. Please "Like" the new page at:National September 11 Memorial and Museum The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Page promises to:  Read more »