Congressmen Fitzpatrick and Josh Gottheimer with Ellen Saracini at the Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial in Bucks County.
Last October, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act was signed into law, giving fliers an added layer of protection 17 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Act will be enacted beginning Oct. 6. In honor of Aviation Week, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is paying tribute to the effort by families to increase the safety of commercial flights.Read more
A tribute was placed at the Survivor Tree in honor of victims of terrorism. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
In recognition of the second annual commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, two children of FDNY officers killed on 9/11 placed a tribute at the Survivor Tree on Wednesday.Read more
This skydiving helmet with camera belonging to Charles W. Magee is now on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's In Memoriam gallery. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Janet Magee in memory of my husband Charlie Magee. Photo by Michael Hnatov.
A parachute rigger during his military service in the Vietnam War, Charles Magee went on to fly his own plane and skydive as a hobby.Read more
Leonard White (left) collected West African art and giraffe figurines. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the White family in memory of our brother, Leonard Anthony White. Photo by Michael Hnatov.
When Leonard White saw the elaborate giraffe costumes in a production of The Lion King on Broadway, he began collecting giraffe figurines as well, including the figurine currently on view in the Museum’s memorial exhibition. Nearly 18 years later, White’s family is still collecting giraffe-related memorabilia in his honor.Read more
"Stars of the Forest" by Naoto Nakagawa. Photo by John Berens
After 9/11, Naoto Nakagawa found that the work had been transformed by the tragedy. On the canvas, he now saw the star-shaped moss arranged in horizontal bands of color that evoked the American flag. Rather than sunlight, the light permeating the surface represented those who had been killed on 9/11, expressed as shining stars.Read more
Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the Twin Towers. AP Photo/Alan Welner.
During the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 1974, 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit took his position at 1,350 feet above ground on the edge of the South Tower. High above the streets of New York, Petit began the 131-foot walk between the Twin Towers with no net.Read more