Theme memo blog. News, discussion and information about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Answering the Call to Remember

A view of the interactive tables planned for the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s In Memoriam exhibition (Materials courtesy of the Acquaviva family) A view of the interactive tables planned for the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s In Memoriam exhibition (Materials courtesy of the Acquaviva family)

Museum continues to seek recorded remembrances from loved ones of the men, women and children killed on 9/11.  Read more »

Danish PM Donates Country’s WTC Flag

Top: International flags hung from the mezzanines of the World Trade Center (9/11 Museum collection photograph).  Bottom: Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (R) presents her nation’s flag to 9/11 Memorial Museum chief curator Jan Ramirez (L) (Photo by Michael Frazier). Top: International flags hung from the mezzanines of the World Trade Center (9/11 Museum collection photograph). Bottom: Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (R) presents her nation’s flag to 9/11 Memorial Museum chief curator Jan Ramirez (L) (Photo by Michael Frazier).

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt visited the 9/11 Memorial to donate her nation's flag, which was in storage at the World Trade Center on 9/11.  Read more »

'9/11 Decisions' Videos Featured in Museum

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is seen in the video series "9/11 Decisions". Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is seen in the video series "9/11 Decisions".

A film series produced for the 9/11 Memorial Museum features interviews with decision-makers who faced difficult choices during and after the 2001 attacks.  Read more »

William Feehan: Remembering a Firefighter who Held Every Rank

(Courtesy photo/Gift of the Feehan Family) (Courtesy photo/Gift of the Feehan Family)

William Feehan was the oldest first responder to die on 9/11. The FDNY veteran held every rank within the department.  Read more »

'9/11 Decisions' Interview Series

President Bush is interviewed by Clifford Chanin for inclusion in orginal films for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Courtesy photo) President Bush is interviewed by Clifford Chanin for inclusion in orginal films for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Excerpts from an interview series will be feature in daily programming inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial  Read more »

Memorial Marks First Year of Operation, Museum Construction is Moving Forward

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

The National September 11 Memorial marks its first year of operation at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.    Read more »

Commemorate 9/11 in Your Hometown

(Photo by Jin Lee/Design by Shanell Bryan) (Photo by Jin Lee/Design by Shanell Bryan)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has launched a planning guide to help communities, schools and people around the world develop their own commemoriations for the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Day Honors Through Volunteering

9/11 Memorial volunteer Mark Eisen stands in Times Square for 9/11 Day’s “I Will” campaign. (Photo courtesy 9/11 Day) 9/11 Memorial volunteer Mark Eisen stands in Times Square for 9/11 Day’s “I Will” campaign. (Photo courtesy 9/11 Day)

Nonprofit encourages people to “do something good” in their community.  Read more »

Kansas City Welcomes 9/11 Relic

Architectural rendering of Overland Park’s 9/11 memorial in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo courtesy of AFS Architecture) Architectural rendering of Overland Park’s 9/11 memorial in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo courtesy of AFS Architecture)

For Kansas City, Kan., memorial, a significant milestone is reached.   Read more »