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Are You One of the 8 Million?

Overhead shot of the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Joe Woolhead) Overhead shot of the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Joe Woolhead)

Our followers on social media share their 9/11 Memorial visitor experiences.  Read more »

“Patriot Flag” Visits the 9/11 Memorial

A wide view of the “Patriot Flag” on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Anthony Guido) A wide view of the “Patriot Flag” on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Anthony Guido)

On Flag Day, a retired FDNY firefighter brought the well-traveled “Patriot Flag” to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

New Video Series Garners Strong Reaction

Examples of user reaction to the video series. Examples of user reaction to the video series.

Response to a new 9/11 Memorial video series has been very positive on our social media channels.  Read more »

Street Renamings Help Keep 9/11 Memories Permanent

The Juday street sign. (9/11 Memorial Museum collections photo) The Juday street sign. (9/11 Memorial Museum collections photo)

The renaming of streets in honor of 9/11 victims serve as permanent remembrances.  Read more »

Chaplains Return to Remember Recovery Efforts

Father Milligan pictured at Ground Zero during recovery operations. (photo courtesy Don Milligan) Father Milligan pictured at Ground Zero during recovery operations. (photo courtesy Don Milligan)

On the eve of the anniversary marking the end of formal recovery operations at Ground Zero, a group of Massachusetts chaplains, who had served at Ground Zero, returned to the World Trade Center site to visit the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

See the Memorial Dynamically on Google Street View

Users can maneuver throughout the plaza via Google Street View. Users can maneuver throughout the plaza via Google Street View.

A dynamic, panoramic view of the 9/11 Memorial is now available via Google Street View.  Read more »

“Hero Tour” Sparks Flurry of Responses

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels highlighting names on the memorial during the Hangout session. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels highlighting names on the memorial during the Hangout session.

On Memorial Day a special “Hero Tour” on Google + for veterans spurred much interaction on social media using #HonorTheHeroes.  Read more »

A Unique Tribute for an FDNY Hero

The Esposito memorial bag includes an FDNY badge and personal photographs. (Photo by Melanie Derschowitz) The Esposito memorial bag includes an FDNY badge and personal photographs. (Photo by Melanie Derschowitz)

A look at a special, very detailed tribute to a fallen FDNY hero.  Read more »

Veterans Leave Behind Tributes at 9/11 Memorial

(Photo by Amy Dreher) (Photo by Amy Dreher)

U.S. service men and women join others who leave tributes at the 9/11 Memorial to honor victims.  Read more »

Little-Known Memorial a Perfect Tribute

The original key and key tag to the steam room where the Morgan tribute exists. (9/11 Museum staff photo. The original key and key tag to the steam room where the Morgan tribute exists. (9/11 Museum staff photo.

A memorial for the ‘Mayor of Con Ed’ is located several stories below the 9/11 Memorial plaza.  Read more »