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Meet a 9/11 Memorial Host, who Served as a Marine

Tom Brown positioned under the Survivor Tree on the plaza. (9/11 Memorial Communications photo) Tom Brown positioned under the Survivor Tree on the plaza. (9/11 Memorial Communications photo)

A third generation marine is proud to work as a 9/11 Memorial host.  Read more »

An Independence Day Tribute at the 9/11 Memorial

An array of flags alongside the south pool on the plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher) An array of flags alongside the south pool on the plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher)

American Flags adorned the 9/11 Memorial on July 4.  Read more »

Museum Construction is Progressing with Large Artifacts Installation

Operating engineers used grappler claws to lift tangled steel and debris from the pile at Ground Zero. (Staff Photo) Operating engineers used grappler claws to lift tangled steel and debris from the pile at Ground Zero. (Staff Photo)

A number of large artifacts have been set into place as the 9/11 Memorial Museum takes shape.  Read more »

Projected NBA Draft Picks Visit Memorial

Group photo on the Memorial plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher) Group photo on the Memorial plaza. (photo by Amy Dreher)

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Are You One of the 8 Million?

Overhead shot of the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Joe Woolhead) Overhead shot of the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Joe Woolhead)

Our followers on social media share their 9/11 Memorial visitor experiences.  Read more »

“Patriot Flag” Visits the 9/11 Memorial

A wide view of the “Patriot Flag” on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Anthony Guido) A wide view of the “Patriot Flag” on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Anthony Guido)

On Flag Day, a retired FDNY firefighter brought the well-traveled “Patriot Flag” to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

New Video Series Garners Strong Reaction

Examples of user reaction to the video series. Examples of user reaction to the video series.

Response to a new 9/11 Memorial video series has been very positive on our social media channels.  Read more »

Street Renamings Help Keep 9/11 Memories Permanent

The Juday street sign. (9/11 Memorial Museum collections photo) The Juday street sign. (9/11 Memorial Museum collections photo)

The renaming of streets in honor of 9/11 victims serve as permanent remembrances.  Read more »

Chaplains Return to Remember Recovery Efforts

Father Milligan pictured at Ground Zero during recovery operations. (photo courtesy Don Milligan) Father Milligan pictured at Ground Zero during recovery operations. (photo courtesy Don Milligan)

On the eve of the anniversary marking the end of formal recovery operations at Ground Zero, a group of Massachusetts chaplains, who had served at Ground Zero, returned to the World Trade Center site to visit the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

See the Memorial Dynamically on Google Street View

Users can maneuver throughout the plaza via Google Street View. Users can maneuver throughout the plaza via Google Street View.

A dynamic, panoramic view of the 9/11 Memorial is now available via Google Street View.  Read more »