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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 »

'The Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart joins 9/11 Memorial's Board of Directors (Updated X3)

Above: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Jon Stewart share the stage at annual 9/11 Memorial benefit dinner in September. "The Daily Show" host John Stewart was appointed today to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's board of directors.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's chairman of the board, introduced Stewart to the now 48-member board during its quarterly meeting. Stewart thank the mayor, the board and said he would do whatever he could do to help.    Read more »

Video: Fox News reports on moving film doc 'Project Rebirth'

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comThe 9/11 documentary “Project Rebirth”  has made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival. Veteran news anchor Shep Smith reports on the film in the latest broadcast in the Fox News series, Rise of Freedom.  An exclusive segment of the film can be seen now at the   Read more »

Schumer, Nadler Expose fake 9/11 Commemorative Coins

On Aug. 6 2010, President Obama signed into law the National September 11th Memorial & Museum Commemorative Medal Act  Read more »

H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Take Part in 'The Diary' Exhibit at Morgan Library & Musuem (Updated)

 A selection of writings by members of  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 are being featured in an exhibit at the Morgan Library Museum until May 22.  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 is a volunteer disaster response nonprofit organization.  Read more »

NYC, 9/11 Memorial Top Travel Destination Across the Board

CNN, USA Today, Lonely Planet  Read more »

Audio: 9/11 hijackers part of historic narrative, not focus of Memorial Museum (Updated)

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels in an interview this morning on WOR newstalk radio detailed progress on the memorial and plans for the Sept. 11 opening later this year.  Daniels also spoke to WOR host John Gambling  on reasons for including the Sept. 11 hijackers in the 9/11 Memorial Museum, making it clear that the terrorists' sole purpose would be to provide historical context. Here's a portion of the exchange between Daniels and Gambling. Click  Read more »

New social network Broadcastr shares audio from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent archive

 The 9/11 Memorial has just recently announced a featured partnership with Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Selections from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent archive of oral history and remembrances will be regularly updated and available on the site’s growing network.  Read more »

911 Documentary Film, Project Rebirth, Debuts at Sundance

After $9.5 million in donations, eight years of filming, and countless hours of interviews, Project Rebirth will debut on Jan. 21 at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The Battery Broadsheet reports that the feature length film, “Rebirth,” is ready to begin its “long term mission of educating people about grief and trauma through a real-life historical record.”  Read more »

Members Project: Vote for 9/11 Memorial on Facebook

Only days remain to vote for the 9/11 Memorial  to win $200,000 in funding through Members Project. Casting a vote has never been easier.Log onto Facebook, make your voice heard and vote to help the 9/11 Memorial win this crucial funding.  You can also become Facebook friends of the 9/11 Memorial and vote at the Memorial's page.  Act now. Every vote counts.  Read more »