Survivor Richard Eichen and the stranger who drove him home on September 11, 2001. Photo courtesy of Richard Eichen.
Before survivors Richard Eichen and Lucy Gonzales evacuated from the 90th floor of the North Tower he told her, "Lucy, we’re not leaving anybody behind. We got to get out of here, we’re starting to burn."Read more
Lady Liberty outside of the Battalion 9 firehouse in September, 2001. Photographer unknown.
Lady Liberty was the 9/11 Memorial Museum's first large artifact. “It may have started out as a gesture to one firehouse, but it performed as a collective alter of grief and respect,” Chief Curator Jan Ramirez said. “It is the co-mingling of shock, pride and compassion all tied up in tributes to the most famous of New York City icons. There isn’t anything more symbolic of New York City than the Statue of Liberty.”Read more
This week, 99 international flags were installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion to commemorate the victims of 9/11. Visible from the 9/11 Memorial plaza, these flags help to signify the victims’ countries of birth and epitomize the global impact of 9/11.Read more
American flag in the 9/11 Memorial parapets. Photo: Jin Lee.
An act was recently introduced by Republican Congressman Tom MacArthur with the aim of enabling the federal government to help fund the 9/11 Memorial. If passed, the act would ensure that the 9/11 Memorial will always be open to all.Read more