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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 »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

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

This week as construction continues inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion, the scaffolding around “the tridents” has come down.  Read more »

‘Peace Angel’ Finds Home in 9/11 Memorial Museum

The Peace Angel sculpture was placed in lower Manhattan in the days following 9/11. (photo by Morgan Miller) The Peace Angel sculpture was placed in lower Manhattan in the days following 9/11. (photo by Morgan Miller)

A piece of art that served as a place of remembrance for Ground Zero recovery workers is now a part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Brick from Compound Where bin Laden was Killed Enters Museum Collection

A brick from Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound removed by a Fox News Channel war correspondent after the al-Qaeda leader’s death in 2011. (photo by Matt Flynn)  A brick from Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound removed by a Fox News Channel war correspondent after the al-Qaeda leader’s death in 2011. (photo by Matt Flynn)

A brick from Osama bin Laden’s compound raided by U.S. special forces that killed the al-Qaeda leader is now part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection.  Read more »

Students Design a Museum Exhibition

A part of the exhibit put together by high school students from New Jersey. A part of the exhibit put together by high school students from New Jersey.

Students from two New Jersey schools have spent the past year designing an exhibition on 9/11.  Read more »

Memorial Social Networks Thrive with Reaction to ‘60 Minutes’ Report

The reaction of one Twitter user is a feeling shared by many. The reaction of one Twitter user is a feeling shared by many.

This week’s “60 Minutes” story on the 9/11 Memorial Museum elicited plenty of responses on social media  Read more »

OKC Bombing Victim’s Father Coped with Loss by Helping 9/11 Families

A twilight view of Oklahoma City, including the National Memorial & Museum. (Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum) A twilight view of Oklahoma City, including the National Memorial & Museum. (Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum)

An Oklahoma City man spoke with 9/11 Memorial Museum staff about coping with his loss in the 1995 bombing by helping families in New York after 9/11.  Read more »

'Innocent People Mercilessly Attacked' in Boston

Official statement of 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on bombing attack in Boston.  Read more »

Photos from 9/11 Memorial Visitors

A photo taken and shared by a visitor to the 9/11 Memorial. A photo taken and shared by a visitor to the 9/11 Memorial.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial often share photos and reactions on social media.  Read more »