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Giants Football Legend George Martin is Lacing Up for 9/11 Again

One of the 27 pairs of sneakers that Martin used to walk across country in between the fall of 2007 and the summer of 2008. (Photo by Amy Dreher) One of the 27 pairs of sneakers that Martin used to walk across country in between the fall of 2007 and the summer of 2008. (Photo by Amy Dreher)

NY Giants legend George Martin has affirmed his commitment to the 9/11 cause.  Read more »

Running, Walking in Honor of 9/11

A map of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk route in lower Manhattan. A map of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk route in lower Manhattan.

In the latest installment of the Thank You For Visiting series, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels prepares to welcome more than 2,000 participants for the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Followers Reflect on WTC Anniversary

Followers shared thoughts on the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the World Trade Center. Followers shared thoughts on the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the World Trade Center.

Our followers on social media shared memories of the original Twin Towers.  Read more »

Judge: 'WTC Cross' an Artifact, Not Constitutional Violation

In July 2011, a crane lowers the World Trade Center Cross into the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Amy Dreher photo) In July 2011, a crane lowers the World Trade Center Cross into the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Amy Dreher photo)

A judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to stop the display of the World Trade Center Cross, ruling that the artifact will help tell the story of 9/11.  Read more »

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 »