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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 »

Ground Zero Photo Inspires 15-Year Pursuit

Visitors reflect on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors reflect on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee.

A crinkled photograph found in the rubble at Ground Zero prompted Australian photographer Nathan Edwards to embark on a 15-year search to find the young woman and toddler pictured in the snapshot.  Read more »

New Our City. Our Story. Podcast: A Changing Brooklyn

Harold Buisson in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series. Harold Buisson in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series.

This month’s new episode in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series features Harold Buisson, who talks about how Brooklyn—and New York City—has changed since the 9/11 terror attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Museum’s Upcoming Programs Feature ‘Homeland’ creators, Joe Torre

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in a scene from "Homeland." Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in a scene from "Homeland."

Joe Torre, CIA Director John Brennan and the creators of Showtime’s Golden Globes Award-winning series “Homeland” are part of the fall lineup for public programming at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

9/11 Family Member Reflects on Volunteer Experience

Photo of Rose Fay on the Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee. Photo of Rose Fay on the Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee.

Rose Fay shares why she was compelled to volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial this summer.  Read more »