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Meet a 9/11 Memorial Host

Jason Nolan outside the entrance to the memorial. (Photo by Emily Bonta) Jason Nolan outside the entrance to the memorial. (Photo by Emily Bonta)

Jason Nolan, a visitor services host, remembers being in seventh grade gym class on the morning of September 11, 2001.  Read more »

Museum Acquires a Photo Archive Documenting a Special Journey

The USS New York as it moved down the Hudson River. (Photo by Cynthia Robin Richardson-Clark) The USS New York as it moved down the Hudson River. (Photo by Cynthia Robin Richardson-Clark)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum received a donation of 94 digital images and 12 framed prints by photographer Cynthia Robin Richardson-Clark recording the maiden voyage of the USS New York from Norfolk, Va. to New York City in September 2011.  Read more »

Powerful Oral History on Bringing WTC Steel Overseas

Master Sgt. Bubba Beason has been career airplane mechanic with the U.S. Air Force. (Photo courtesy Beason) Master Sgt. Bubba Beason has been career airplane mechanic with the U.S. Air Force. (Photo courtesy Beason)

Listen to a memorable oral history recorded with a U.S. Air Force mechanic.  Read more »

A Veteran Volunteers at the Memorial to Continue Honoring Those Lost

Michael Trofinoff (right) with a member of the FDNY at the Tunnel to Towers 5K. (Photo courtesy Michael Trofinoff). Michael Trofinoff (right) with a member of the FDNY at the Tunnel to Towers 5K. (Photo courtesy Michael Trofinoff).

The 9/11 Memorial is a special place for Michael Trofinoff and he shows that with a strong commitment as a volunteer.  Read more »

Meet a Memorial Host who Defended our Shores on 9/11

Percoco in front of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo by Anthony Guido) Percoco in front of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo by Anthony Guido)

A 9/11 Memorial visitor services host and veteran says working at the memorial has helped her heal old wounds.  Read more »

Portion of North Tower Antenna is Placed Inside Museum

The portion of the antenna was one of the final large artifacts lowered into the museum. (Photo by Jan Ramirez) The portion of the antenna was one of the final large artifacts lowered into the museum. (Photo by Jan Ramirez)

A portion of the North Tower antenna was one of the final large artifacts lowered into the museum last week.  Read more »

Meet a Memorial Host, Who Has Studied 9/11

Visitor services host Samantha Rooney. (photo by Emily Bonta) Visitor services host Samantha Rooney. (photo by Emily Bonta)

Samantha Rooney is a visitor services host, who wrote her senior thesis on 9/11 and how it affected her native Monmouth County, N.J.  Read more »

California Students Pen Essays of Remembrance

Flags on the on 9/11 Memorial. (Photo by Joe Woolhead) Flags on the on 9/11 Memorial. (Photo by Joe Woolhead)

California students were asked recently to help commemorate 9/11 in essay form.  Read more »

CUNY Students Boost Volunteer Program

Volunteer Andrei Stump providing answers on the memorial plaza. (Photo by Anthony Guido) Volunteer Andrei Stump providing answers on the memorial plaza. (Photo by Anthony Guido)

A group of CUNY students have energized the 9/11 Memorial volunteer program.  Read more »

Meet a 9/11 Memorial Host, Son of a First Responder

Castorina (left) escorting President Eroglu (right) of Northern Cyprus around the plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher) Castorina (left) escorting President Eroglu (right) of Northern Cyprus around the plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher)

Daniel Castorina is a member of the 9/11 Memorial’s visitor services team. A Staten Island resident, Castorina was enamored with the Twin Towers growing up.  Read more »