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Former Ambassador Highlights Nation-Building at 9/11 Museum Program

Last night, the 9/11 Memorial Museum hosted a program with guest speaker Zalmay Khalilzad, a former ambassador to the United Nations, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  Read more »

Mets Jersey Worn by Piazza in Post-9/11 Game is Up For Bid

Mets catcher Mike Piazza. Photo courtesy of the New York Mets. Mets catcher Mike Piazza. Photo courtesy of the New York Mets.

Mets catcher Mike Piazza’s jersey he wore days after 9/11 in a game in which he hit a two-run home run for the win is being auctioned.  Read more »

Bush Admin’s 9/11 Communications Show Insight on How Government Responded to Events of That Day

President George Bush at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. President George Bush at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has received digital copies of a series of emails and documents providing insight into how the U.S. government responded to the events of the day on 9/11.  Read more »

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

Night shot of 7 World Trade Center. Photo by Jin Lee. Night shot of 7 World Trade Center. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

Running Toward the Fire: A First Responder’s Account

Ramona Diaz-Allegrini at ground zero. Photo by Andrea Booher. Ramona Diaz-Allegrini at ground zero. Photo by Andrea Booher.

In honor of women’s history month, we are sharing the Sept. 11 story of Ramona Diaz-Allegrini, one of the few female first responders who aided in the rescue and recovery effort at ground zero.  Read more »

Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Dies at 83

Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. Photo courtesy of FDNY. Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. Photo courtesy of FDNY.

Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, who took charge in the wake of 9/11, has died.  Read more »

New Yorkers Tell Their 9/11 Story in New Podcast Series

This podcast series focuses on stories of New Yorkers, both the everyday and the more known, to examine the place that 9/11 has taken in the greater context of their lives and how it has affected their relationship to the city.  Read more »

Confronting Religious Violence Centers 9/11 Museum Program

Rabbi Sacks speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Clifford Chanin. Photo by Ben Hider. Rabbi Sacks speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Clifford Chanin. Photo by Ben Hider.

In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Rabbi Sacks addressed guests Tuesday at the 9/11 Memorial Museum on the roots of religious violence.  Read more »

Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds

Flowers are placed on the 9/11 Memorial during the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing anniversary ceremony. Photo by Jin Lee. Flowers are placed on the 9/11 Memorial during the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing anniversary ceremony. Photo by Jin Lee.

Experts in the field of trauma and grief gather at Rutgers University to offer resources for communities devastated by terrorism.  Read more »

Daniels: Another Terrorist Attack Rattles Our World, My Home

The national flag of Belgium is seen among international flags installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The installation recalls the flags that flew in the mezzanine level of the original Twin Towers. Some of the flags, which were not on display on 9/11, are part of the museum’s collection. The national flag of Belgium is seen among international flags installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The installation recalls the flags that flew in the mezzanine level of the original Twin Towers. Some of the flags, which were not on display on 9/11, are part of the museum’s collection.

This morning the first message I saw: “CBSNY: At least 13 killed in explosions at Brussels airport, metro.” In that short message the mechanics of the aftermath of another terrorist attack was brought into my family’s home.  Read more »