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Participate in the 5K as a Virtual Runner

Take part in the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk from anywhere as a Virtual Runner.  Read more »

Court Officers Donate 9/11 Quilt

The names of three 9/11 victims are displayed on the donated quilt. (Photo by Cristina Melendez, 9/11 Memorial) The names of three 9/11 victims are displayed on the donated quilt. (Photo by Cristina Melendez, 9/11 Memorial)

A quilt honoring the lives of three 9/11 victims has been donated by New York State court officers.  Read more »

Therapy Dog Handler Donates Items Related to Ground Zero Work

Frank Shane and his new therapy dog, Chance, meet 9/11 Memorial Museum staff. (Photo by Melanie Derschowitz) Frank Shane and his new therapy dog, Chance, meet 9/11 Memorial Museum staff. (Photo by Melanie Derschowitz)

Therapy dog handler Frank Shane has donated nearly 200 items related to his work at Ground Zero.  Read more »

Jon Stewart Named Honorary Chair of 5K Run/Walk

Jon Stewart Chairs the Memorial 5K Run/Walk Jon Stewart Chairs the Memorial 5K Run/Walk

“The Daily Show” host is the honorary chairman of the first 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk.  Read more »

Honoring Our First Responders

Pictured alongside Joe Daniels are (L-R) Sal Cassano, a firefighter from Center of Groton FD, and Edward Kilduff. (photo by Abigail Mullins, 9/11 Memorial) Pictured alongside Joe Daniels are (L-R) Sal Cassano, a firefighter from Center of Groton FD, and Edward Kilduff. (photo by Abigail Mullins, 9/11 Memorial)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels directs planning, construction, development and operations for the 9/11 Memorial. Through his work, he is honored to meet many of the families, friends, and colleagues of the nearly 3,000 victims. Daniels will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the Thank You for Visiting series on the MEMO blog.  Read more »

Big East Basketball Teams Visit Memorial

Members of the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team were led on a tour by 9/11 Memorial staff member Kate Kearney. Members of the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team were led on a tour by 9/11 Memorial staff member Kate Kearney.

The basketball teams from Notre Dame and Pittsburgh paid visits to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Memorial Architect Reflects on Design Process

Michael Arad is a partner at Handel Architects. He worked as a New York City Housing Authority architect before winning the competition to design the 9/11 Memorial. (photo by Joe Woolhead) Michael Arad is a partner at Handel Architects. He worked as a New York City Housing Authority architect before winning the competition to design the 9/11 Memorial. (photo by Joe Woolhead)

Michael Arad discussed the challenges of conceiving the 9/11 Memorial with a leading design magazine.  Read more »