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'Reward Matchbooks' a Lure for Info Leading to Capture of Wanted Terrorists

The federal authorities had the green matchbooks designed to catch terrorists.The matchbooks carry images of Osama bin Laden, an Islamist terrorist and Al Qaeda ringleader, and Ramzi Yousef, who masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Identical so-called reward matchbooks featuring pictures of the two terrorists were distributed in several foreign countries as lucrative lures for civilians to provide information leading to the capture the criminals. The U.S. State Department’s reward for justice program created the matchbooks at the request of the F.B.I.  Read more »

18 Years Later: 9/11 Memorial Remembers Six Killed in 1993 WTC Bombing

Above: A woman is helped by two NYPD officers after the Feb. 26, 1993, World Trade Center blast in which six people were killed, thousands injured. (9/11 Memorial Museum photo) Over the next three days, the NationalSeptember 11 Memorial & Museum will commemorate the anniversary of the Feb. 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center with stories from that tragic day. Help pay tribute to the six individuals killed with your comments, memories and reflections. This is the final story in the series.Today we remember the first attack  Read more »

Mission Complete: H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Returns to US After Building Clinic in Haiti (Update X3)

Members of H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 have returned to the United States after traveling to Haiti, where they built a health clinic for the Love A Child Orphanage. The nonprofit disaster relief organization built the "fully functioning health clinic in just six days."  The 12-member team was in the country from Feb. 13 through Feb. 19.Updated: See more pictures on the Love A Child blog  Read more »

18 Years Later: Reflections of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

Over the next three days, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum will commemorate the anniversary of the Feb. 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center with stories from that tragic day. Help pay tribute to the six individuals killed with your comments, memories and reflections. At a quarter  Read more »

Explore Never-Before-Seen Content on Interactive Sept. 11 Timeline (UPDATE X6)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum launches a Web-based interactive 9/11 timeline that creates a unique multimedia landscape using images, audio and video to chronicle the events of the day. Explore the timeline now at"The  9/11 timeline  Read more »

Video: Kennedy Space Center Hosts National 9/11 Flag

The National 9/11 Flag made a recent stop in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center.  See the video of the special stitching ceremony on Feb. 18 and read more about the flag on the MEMOThe flag will be stitched in all 50 states and then placed in the permanent collection of the national 9/11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

Editor of 9/11-inspired 'New York Says Thank You' Film Doc Reflects on Tough Creative Decisions

It has been my honor and privilege to become a part of this story of the American spirit. There has been no other event in my career to which I have been so profoundly and personally attached as I have to the “New York Says Thank You” documentary film. Through the hundreds of hours of footage and nine months of editing that it has taken to bring this film to life, Scott (Rettberg  Read more »

Video: Fox News Reports on Sept. 11 Audio Tour of Ground Zero

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comSee FOX News anchor Shepard Smith report about the latest partnership between the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Selections from the memorial museum’s permanent archive of oral history and recorded remembrances will be regularly updated and available on the site’s ever-growing network.  Read more »

Dispatch from Haiti: H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Helping to Build Clinic, Homes

Above: Members of H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 help build a structure in Haiti. (Courtesy photo)  A  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 team has arrived in Fond Parisien, Haiti, where they are taking part in helping to rebuild the country devastated by an earthquake in January 2010.   Read more »

Explore 9/11: NYU Professor discusses the relationship between memory and history

 Edward Berenson is a professor of history and director of the Institute of French Studies at New York University. Berenson, who co-directs a French-American research center at NYU in partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research, is a partner on a three-year study with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum researching memory and memorialization. He has edited or written seven books on British, French, and American political and cultural history in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Read more »