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15 Years Later: 9/11 Memorial Honors Victims in Solemn Tribute

Tributes left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Tributes left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

Hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims and influential political and military figures gathered on the 9/11 Memorial for the 15th anniversary commemoration ceremony.  Read more »

Tribute in Light to Mark 15th Anniversary of 9/11

A view of Tribute in Light across the East River. A view of Tribute in Light across the East River.

This Sunday, the public is invited to view the world-renowned public art piece Tribute in Light from the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Iconic Ground Zero Flag Donated to 9/11 Memorial Museum

Image of the Ground Zero flag on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Image of the Ground Zero flag on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

After being missing for years, the American flag is now on display in Museum.  Read more »

15 Years Later: Daughter of Fallen FDNY Lt. Reflects on Healing

Joseph Leavey with Caitlin Leavey in her kindergarten classroom in 1994. Photo gift of the Leavey family in honor of Lt. Joseph G. Leavey. Joseph Leavey with Caitlin Leavey in her kindergarten classroom in 1994. Photo gift of the Leavey family in honor of Lt. Joseph G. Leavey.

“Looking back at the past 15 years since he was killed on Sept. 11, my journey involved not only following in his footsteps to help others, but also finding the importance of community in my own healing.”  Read more »

From Washington D.C. to NYC, Bike Trail to Connect National 9/11 Memorials

David Brickley (left), president of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, the alliance’s vice president, Andy Hamilton (center), and alliance board member Ben Swecker, leave the Flight 93 Memorial Visitor Center on Sept. 12, 2015. Photo by Kecia Bal. David Brickley (left), president of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, the alliance’s vice president, Andy Hamilton (center), and alliance board member Ben Swecker, leave the Flight 93 Memorial Visitor Center on Sept. 12, 2015. Photo by Kecia Bal.

A soon-to-be-open segment of the National September 11th Memorial Trail will connect the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va.  Read more »

9/11 Survivor Reflects on Experience 15 Years Later

9/11 survivor Florence Jones holding the shoes she wore that day. Photo: Archival video. 9/11 survivor Florence Jones holding the shoes she wore that day. Photo: Archival video.

“I think about the people that we lost all the time. But I now understand that there is nothing that I can do to change that. It takes a long time to get there.”  Read more »

Mural Thanks Gander for Hosting Stranded Travelers on 9/11

Mural created for Gander, Newfoundland in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Mural created for Gander, Newfoundland in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Young visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum helped create a mural in honor of the community of Gander, Newfoundland for taking in stranded travelers on 9/11.  Read more »

Athletes Trek 75 Miles to 9/11 Memorial, Raise Money for Children of 9/11 Victims

Eva Casale and Michael Roesch on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo courtesy of Tuesday’s Children. Eva Casale and Michael Roesch on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo courtesy of Tuesday’s Children.

Two New York athletes battled the late summer heat to participate in a 75-mile expedition to raise money for the children of 9/11 victims.  Read more »

No Day Shall Erase You: New 9/11 Museum Book Published

Image of "No Day Shall Erase You." Photo by staff. Image of "No Day Shall Erase You." Photo by staff.

The definitive, official companion book for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, “No Day Shall Erase You,” is now available for purchase.  Read more »

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

The original World Trade Center under construction. Photo by David Bream. The original World Trade Center under construction. Photo by David Bream.

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