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“Hero Tour” Sparks Flurry of Responses

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels highlighting names on the memorial during the Hangout session. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels highlighting names on the memorial during the Hangout session.

On Memorial Day a special “Hero Tour” on Google + for veterans spurred much interaction on social media using #HonorTheHeroes.  Read more »

A Unique Tribute for an FDNY Hero

The Esposito memorial bag includes an FDNY badge and personal photographs. (Photo by Melanie Derschowitz) The Esposito memorial bag includes an FDNY badge and personal photographs. (Photo by Melanie Derschowitz)

A look at a special, very detailed tribute to a fallen FDNY hero.  Read more »

Veterans Leave Behind Tributes at 9/11 Memorial

(Photo by Amy Dreher) (Photo by Amy Dreher)

U.S. service men and women join others who leave tributes at the 9/11 Memorial to honor victims.  Read more »

Little-Known Memorial a Perfect Tribute

The original key and key tag to the steam room where the Morgan tribute exists. (9/11 Museum staff photo. The original key and key tag to the steam room where the Morgan tribute exists. (9/11 Museum staff photo.

A memorial for the ‘Mayor of Con Ed’ is located several stories below the 9/11 Memorial plaza.  Read more »

Curators’ Observations: Personal Memorials Tell 9/11 Story

The pants donated by Greg Gully featuring his hand-written note in red. (photo by Amy Dreher) The pants donated by Greg Gully featuring his hand-written note in red. (photo by Amy Dreher)

In some respects, every day is Memorial Day at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Read more »

OK-NYC Bond Forged by Tragedy, Kept Through Prayer

A plaque commemorating the 1995 terror bombing in Oklahoma City and the 2001 attacks in New York City. (Photo by Ron Vega) A plaque commemorating the 1995 terror bombing in Oklahoma City and the 2001 attacks in New York City. (Photo by Ron Vega)

After a deadly tornado devastates Moore, Okla., the director of design and construction for the 9/11 Memorial shares a story about the unique bond between New Yorkers and Oklahomans after the terror attacks in 1995 and 2001.  Read more »

Hard Hat Used in 9/11 Recovery Efforts is Donated to Museum

Hard hat used during 9/11 recovery, donated by Steve Nevins. (By Amy Dreher) Hard hat used during 9/11 recovery, donated by Steve Nevins. (By Amy Dreher)

Steve Nevins, who lost his firefighter brother on 9/11, has donated the hard hat he used while working on recovery efforts post Sept. 11  Read more »

Coming Together to Care for One Another

Joe Daniels addressing the crowd at the 5K Run/Walk. (photo by Jin Lee) Joe Daniels addressing the crowd at the 5K Run/Walk. (photo by Jin Lee)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels directs planning, construction, development, programming and operations for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. 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 »

9/11 Memorial Inspires Teenager to Fundraise for Nonprofit

Sophie and her friends under the Survivor Tree during a visit to the 9/11 Memorial in 2012. Sophie and her friends under the Survivor Tree during a visit to the 9/11 Memorial in 2012.

After a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, a teenager was inspired to support the national tribute to Sept. 11 victims for her bat mitzvah project.  Read more »

The Nation has a ‘Moral Duty to Protect the 9/11 Site and its History’

Op-Ed that appeared this week in the NY Daily News. Op-Ed that appeared this week in the NY Daily News.

An Op-Ed written by the wife of late Sen. Daniel Inouye sparked strong reactions on our social media channels this week.  Read more »