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Katie Couric Interview Concludes First Season of Our City. Our Story. Podcast

Katie Couric in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series. Katie Couric in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series.

The first season of Our City. Our Story podcast finishes with interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.  Read more »

New Google Expedition Helps Students to 'Never Forget'

In-app screenshot of Google Expeditions. Photo by staff. In-app screenshot of Google Expeditions. Photo by staff.

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the 9/11 Memorial Museum partnered with Google Expeditions to allow students and adults from around the world the opportunity to experience the Museum and its artifacts in an immersive, virtual journey.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial President Keynote at Tuesday’s Children’s Forum

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels speaking during a public program. Photo by Jin Lee. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels speaking during a public program. Photo by Jin Lee.

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels will be a featured keynote speaker during a forum to explore long-term healing in the 15 years since 9/11.  Read more »

‘Horse Soldier’ Statue Dedicated in Liberty Park

Dedication ceremony for “De Oppresso Liber” statue in Liberty Park. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff. Dedication ceremony for “De Oppresso Liber” statue in Liberty Park. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff.

A ceremony was held in Liberty Park to honor the new location of the “Horse Soldier” statue.  Read more »

Survivor Tree Seedlings Donated to San Bernardino, Orlando, France After Tragedies

A photo of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Monika Graff. A photo of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Monika Graff.

Victims of tragedies in two U.S. cities and one country to receive seedlings as symbol of hope.  Read more »

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

Visitor at the 9/11 Memorial Museum's new exhibition, Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11. Photo by Jin Lee.  Visitor at the 9/11 Memorial Museum's new exhibition, Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

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 »