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Girls Battling Cancer Honor 9/11 Victims, Visit Memorial

Girls from Camp Simcha placed American flags on the 9/11 Memorial on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy of Camp Simcha) Girls from Camp Simcha placed American flags on the 9/11 Memorial on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy of Camp Simcha)

Donning green shirts and pink hats, about 100 young girls battling cancer visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Monday afternoon for a special event allowing them to learn about and commemorate 9/11.  Read more »

9/11 Rescue Worker, Gracious Museum Donor, Retires

The leash of Sirius, Lt. David Lim's canine partner, is on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Matt Flynn) The leash of Sirius, Lt. David Lim's canine partner, is on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Matt Flynn)

Port Authority Police Lt. David Lim, one of 16 to survive the collapse of the North Tower on Sept. 11, is retiring after 34 years of service, media outlets reported on Thursday.  Read more »

Survivor's Shoes Symbolize Distress, Despair

Linda Raisch-Lopez donated her bloodied, barely worn heels to the Museum. (photo by: Jennifer Finn) Linda Raisch-Lopez donated her bloodied, barely worn heels to the Museum. (photo by: Jennifer Finn)

A South Tower survivor's escape story -- and the shoes she saved to show for it.  Read more »

A Look at the Technology Inside the Museum

Beam Signing in Foundation Hall (photo by Jin Lee) Beam Signing in Foundation Hall (photo by Jin Lee)

Several recent stories had shed light on technology in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Volunteer Brings Comfort, Closure to Museum Visitors

Eileen Egan-Annechino, 9/11 Memorial volunteer, on her first day of Docent training (photo by: Jennifer Finn) Eileen Egan-Annechino, 9/11 Memorial volunteer, on her first day of Docent training (photo by: Jennifer Finn)

Eileen Egan-Annechino gives back to her city and country each week.  Read more »

Medal of Honor Recipient Visits Memorial, Museum

Cpl. Carpenter pauses to reflect during his tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo Credit: Amy Dreher) Cpl. Carpenter pauses to reflect during his tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo Credit: Amy Dreher)

Former Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter received a cross of welded World Trade Center steel during a ceremony on the Memorial plaza.  Read more »

Museum Welcomes 300K Visitors Since Opening

9/11 Memorial Museum welcomes more than 300,000 visitors since opening.  Read more »

Visitors Share Museum Experiences

Visitors at 9/11 Memorial Museum (Photo credit: Amy Dreher) Visitors at 9/11 Memorial Museum (Photo credit: Amy Dreher)

Museum visitors express appreciation for educational, emotionally-charged exhibits.  Read more »

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

9/11 Memorial founding Chairman, John C. Whitehead 9/11 Memorial founding Chairman, John C. Whitehead

Today, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the 9/11 Memorial recognizes its founding Chairman, John C. Whitehead, with deep gratitude for his service to our country. A letter from 9/11 Memorial President and CEO , Joe Daniels.  Read more »

Museum Exhibit Conjures Childhood Memories for First Responder

William Denis in Museum today (left) and Denis with his grandmother in 1966 (right) (photo provided by William Denis) William Denis in Museum today (left) and Denis with his grandmother in 1966 (right) (photo provided by William Denis)

The last remaining World Trade Center presentation model, which now stands in the 9/11 Memorial Museum historical exhibition, stirs childhood memories in 9/11 first responder.  Read more »