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US Navy Ceremonial Guard Presents Flag to 9/11 Memorial

Members of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard fold an American flag during a ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Members of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard fold an American flag during a ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard on Tuesday presented a symbolic flag to the 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Participants in the New York City Firefighter Stair Climb pause for a moment of silence on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Angela Sheridan. Participants in the New York City Firefighter Stair Climb pause for a moment of silence on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Angela Sheridan.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

A Day in the Life of an Explosives Detection Dog

Eisner, an explosives detecting canine, and his handler Thomas Brown at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Eisner, an explosives detecting canine, and his handler Thomas Brown at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

A day in the life of an explosives-detecting canine named of Eisner.  Read more »

Children’s 9/11 Tributes on Display at Flight 93 Memorial

The Learning Center is a multipurpose building, where the exhibit “Through Their Eyes” is on display. Photo courtesy of NPS/Brenda Schwartz. The Learning Center is a multipurpose building, where the exhibit “Through Their Eyes” is on display. Photo courtesy of NPS/Brenda Schwartz.

Kids’ drawings, stuffed toys and other 9/11 tributes by children are on display at the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania.  Read more »

Recovered $2 Bill Symbol of Marriage

Recovered $2 bill belonging to Robert Gschaar. Gift of Myrta Gschaar in honor of her beloved husband Robert J. Gschaar. Recovered $2 bill belonging to Robert Gschaar. Gift of Myrta Gschaar in honor of her beloved husband Robert J. Gschaar.

When Robert Gschaar proposed to his wife Myrta, he gave her a $2 bill to symbolize a second chance at love. The $2 bill he kept in his wallet was recovered at ground zero, and is now on view at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Museum Installation Featured Clue on Jeopardy!

Mounted in 2014, Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning is an installation by American artist Spencer Finch. The blue-tiled artwork surrounds a quote from Virgil’s Aeneid, created out of recovered World Trade Center steel by the artist Tom Joyce. Mounted in 2014, Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning is an installation by American artist Spencer Finch. The blue-tiled artwork surrounds a quote from Virgil’s Aeneid, created out of recovered World Trade Center steel by the artist Tom Joyce.

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum was a featured as a clue during an episode of Jeopardy!  Read more »

Museum Reaches 5 Million Visitors Milestone

Visitors descend to bedrock inside the Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors descend to bedrock inside the Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has reached a new milestone, welcoming more than five million visitors since opening in May 2014.  Read more »

WTC Transportation Hub Oculus Partially Opens to Public

View of WTC Transportation Hub 'Oculus' from 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff. View of WTC Transportation Hub 'Oculus' from 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff.

The first phase of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus opens to the public today at 3 p.m.  Read more »

Remembering FDNY Hero Battalion Chief Orio J. Palmer

White rose placed in FDNY Battalion Chief Orio J. Palmer's name at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo of Palmer Courtesy of Voices of September 11th, The 9/11 Living Memorial Project. White rose placed in FDNY Battalion Chief Orio J. Palmer's name at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo of Palmer Courtesy of Voices of September 11th, The 9/11 Living Memorial Project.

Today marks the 60th birthday of the esteemed FDNY Battalion Chief Orio Joseph Palmer, who died in the line of duty on Sept. 11.  Read more »

Jersey City Honors Fallen 9/11 Hero as Part of Women’s History Month

The Memorial Guide with information on Capt. Kathy Mazza, of the Port Authority Police Department. The Memorial Guide with information on Capt. Kathy Mazza, of the Port Authority Police Department.

Port authority police officer who sacrificed her life on 9/11 while rescuing others is being honored at City Hall in Jersey City as part of Women’s History Month.  Read more »