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Remembering 9/11 Hero Flight Attendant Betty Ong

Birthday rose in Betty Ong's name at the 9/11 Memorial. Birthday rose in Betty Ong's name at the 9/11 Memorial.

On the morning of 9/11, flight attendant Betty Ong called American Airlines and reported, "I think we are getting hijacked."  Read more »

NYPD Headquarters Displays Portraits of 9/11 Heroes

Left to right, Stephen Gardner, Anthony Bonano and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton stand next to a painting of NYPD Deputy Chief Steve Bonano. Photo by NYPD Left to right, Stephen Gardner, Anthony Bonano and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton stand next to a painting of NYPD Deputy Chief Steve Bonano. Photo by NYPD

Police Commissioner William Bratton joined family members of first responders at a luncheon to commemorate the extension of the Zadroga Act.  Read more »

February Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider. U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum hosts two programs in February, “Diplomacy in Afghanistan: An Inside View” and “The Fight Against ISIS.”  Read more »

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

Construction workers at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in February, 2011. Photo by Joe Woolhead. Construction workers at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in February, 2011. Photo by Joe Woolhead.

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

Artifact Cards Debut as Part of 9/11 Memorial Education Program

Children visiting the Museum participate in Activity Station program. Photo by Jin Lee. Children visiting the Museum participate in Activity Station program. Photo by Jin Lee.

Artifact cards, designed to be used by both children and their caregivers visiting, will be distributed this Saturday in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Education Center.  Read more »

In Memory of Michael James Ahern, Tribute in Light Producer

The Tribute in Light. Photo by Jin Lee. The Tribute in Light. Photo by Jin Lee.

A memorial service was held Sunday for Michael James Ahern, the producer of the Tribute in Light.  Read more »

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

Plow clears snow from the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee. Plow clears snow from the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

On View: Earmuffs Belonging to 11-Year-Old 9/11 Victim

Winnie the Pooh earmuffs belonging to Asia S. Cottom. Gift of Clifton and Michelle Cottom, in memory of Asia Cottom. Photo by Amy Dreher. Winnie the Pooh earmuffs belonging to Asia S. Cottom. Gift of Clifton and Michelle Cottom, in memory of Asia Cottom. Photo by Amy Dreher.

Chief Curator Jan Ramirez tells the story of an artifact belonging to one of the youngest 9/11 victims.  Read more »

WTC Transportation Hub Oculus to Open in March

View of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub from the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. View of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub from the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub will open in March.  Read more »

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

9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.  9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.

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