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"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 »

Explore 9/11: Architect Wagner discusses WTC cleanup, 9/11 Museum Artifacts

 Architect Mark Wagner is an associate partner at the architecture firm Davis Brody Bond Aedas,which designed the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening in 2012 at the World Trade Center site. In the aftermath of 9/11, Wagner served as project architect for the World Trade Center Archive, a project charged with the onsite collection and preservation of artifacts recovered at the WTC site. The “Exploring 9/11″ webcast series is exclusively produced for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and is hosted by   Read more »

Come Meet Author of Book Celebrating Life of Firefighter Lost on 9/11

Capt. Patrick J. Brown of  New York City’s fire department  was a remarkable man.  So intriguing, Sharon Watts, his former fiancée, decided to chronicle his heroism and charming idiosyncrasies after his death on Sept. 11.  Watts will sign copies of  her book work, “Miss You, Pat,” on Feb. 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

Official Sept. 11 Medal Available Soon, Sign Up Now For More Info (Update X2)

 Tonight, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels will be part of a Fox News Channel report about the official 9/11 Medal.  The U.S. Mint will strike 2 million silver medals to commemorate the 10th 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 »

Author Sharon Watts Signs Books This Saturday at 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

  Capt. Patrick J. Brown of  New York City’s fire department  was a remarkable man.  So intriguing, Sharon Watts, his former fiancée, decided to chronicle his heroism and charming idiosyncrasies after his death on Sept. 11. Armed with personal stories from friends and family members, Sharon was able to paint a vibrant picture of a hero lost, but not forgotten. Watts will sign copies of  her book work, “Miss You, Pat,” on Feb. 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m  Read more »

York County, S.C., Firehouse Secures Very Own Piece of WTC Steel

 Volunteer firefighters in York County, S.C., plan to build a public memorial with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, according to The Herald  Read more »

On the Wings of memory, Flight attendant's story makes a full circle

Arkansas native Sara Low, 28, had logged only a few years as a flight attendant before boarding California-bound Flight 11 in Boston’s Logan Airport in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001. After terrorists seized control of American Airlines Flight 11, authorities believe that Sara gave her telephone calling card to fellow flight attendant, Madeline Amy Sweeney, who used an “airfone” to relay critical information to the ground.  Read more »

Signs of Support: Merchants hospitality backs the 9/11 memorial

 The view–gorgeous.  The pizza—divine.  Take a moment and stop by the Merchants River House. If you are looking for casual ambiance, American fare, and a view you can show off to your visiting mother-in-law, Merchants River House is your place. Formerly known as Steamers Landing, the Merchants River House caters to a crowd less interested in endless seafood and more interested in making their dollar go the extra mile.  The prices have dropped, but the quality remains, the Downtown Express  Read more »

9/11 Memorial President: 'Rebirth' film speaks passionately to survival, rebuilding

‘Rebirth’ premiered Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The documentary chronicles the lives of five individuals who suffered a loss and were deeply affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Now, for the first time, the world can see what the 9/11 Memorial staff has known for quite some time - that the talented efforts of the Project Rebirth  Read more »

NJ educators use 9/11 lesson plans, seek 9/11 Memorial Museum resources

 The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be rife with emotion. It will be a time to reflect, process, and learn from the events of the day. New Jersey educators plan to seize on this moment by educating their pupils with a 9/11 curriculum that is both probing and in-depth.With the lesson plans nearly complete, a group of the educators recently journeyed to the 9/11 Memorial to find a missing piece: collections from the 9/11 Museum.New Jersey teachers hope to enhance their materials with recorded survivors’ stories and artifacts,  Read more »