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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 »

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 »