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Museum Sees 1M Visitors Since May Opening

Karen McDaniel (right), the museum's one millionth visitor, stands with 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Karen McDaniel (right), the museum's one millionth visitor, stands with 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

More than one million visitors from all 50 states and more than 130 countries have come to the 9/11 Memorial Museum since its May 15 opening.  Read more »

Introducing the New Explore 9/11 App

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Download the new "Explore 9/11" app for free in the App Store.  Read more »

Memorial Honors 9/11 With Ceremony, Tribute in Light

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, family members honored victims of those who lost their lives. (Photo: Jin Lee) On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, family members honored victims of those who lost their lives. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and aboard Flight 93, the 9/11 Memorial hosted a commemoration ceremony on the plaza yesterday morning. At night, the memorial’s annual Tribute in Light illuminated the New York City skyline in an annual tradition.  Read more »

Honoring Sept. 11 at the 9/11 Memorial

The Tribute in Light illuminates the New York City skyline during the 12th anniversary. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The Tribute in Light illuminates the New York City skyline during the 12th anniversary. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The 9/11 Memorial will hold a commemoration ceremony throughout the morning of Sept. 11 on the memorial plaza.  Read more »

New York Times Blog Tells Story of Museum Artifact

(Photo: Amy Dreher) (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The story of a piece of paper – or more specifically, a Port Authority spreadsheet from the inside of a World Trade Center office on 9/11 – was the focus of a New York Times City Room blog post on Sept. 7.  Read more »

Museum Unveils Exhibit Exploring Raid of bin Laden's Compound

A new exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum includes this uniform shirt from a Navy SEAL Team 6 member. (Photo: Jin Lee) A new exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum includes this uniform shirt from a Navy SEAL Team 6 member. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has opened a new exhibit focusing on the search for and ultimate killing of Osama bin Laden.  Read more »

A Guide to Honoring 9/11 in Your Community

(Photo: Amy Dreher) (Photo: Amy Dreher)

There are many ways to honor 9/11 around your community and across the nation, including volunteer projects, moments of silence, 5K memorial runs and stair climbs.  Read more »

Join the Memorial in Honoring 9/11 Through Social Media

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is launching a social media campaign on Thunderclap. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is launching a social media campaign on Thunderclap.

Join us in commemorating the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and honoring on social media the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died that day.  Read more »

New York Giants Explore 9/11 at Museum

Eli Manning and coach Tom Coughlin look intently at Ladder 3. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Eli Manning and coach Tom Coughlin look intently at Ladder 3. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The New York Giants visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 20, where players toured the museum and heard testimonials about 9/11.  Read more »

9/11 Widow Sends Care Packages to Troops in Afghanistan

A Thank You poster allows Christie Coombs and other project participants to thank the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie Coombs) A Thank You poster allows Christie Coombs and other project participants to thank the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie Coombs)

A 9/11 widow has garnered the help of her local community in organizing and sending out more than 25 care packages for troops in Afghanistan that will enable them to also honor 9/11.  Read more »