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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 »

Curbed.com Shows Historic 9/11 Remnants on Plaza

 Curbed.com 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 »

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 »