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Seeing Eye Dogs Make Visitors Feel Welcome During Chance Meeting

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On Christmas Eve, two seeing-eye-dogs-in-training, Celine and Kelly, came with their puppy raisers to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial YouTube Anew: Revamped & Relaunched

The 9/11 Memorial's new redesigned YouTube website. The 9/11 Memorial's new redesigned YouTube website.

The 9/11 Memorial’s YouTube channel has been redesigned.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Volunteers Aid in Sandy Relief and Recovery

(Jin Lee Photo) (Jin Lee Photo)

After the destructive storm, dozens of 9/11 Memorial volunteers were eager to help in any way they could. These selfless men and women fanned out across the tri-state area to take part in hurricane relief and recovery efforts.  Read more »

Memorial Earns Landscape Architecture Award

A rendering shows how the 9/11 Memorial fits within the reconstruction plan of the World Trade Center site. (Courtesy of Peter Walker Partners) A rendering shows how the 9/11 Memorial fits within the reconstruction plan of the World Trade Center site. (Courtesy of Peter Walker Partners)

The National 9/11 Memorial has received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Read more »

Our Beacon of Hope

9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion. (Amy Dreher photo) 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion. (Amy Dreher photo)

In case you missed it. 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald last month recounted the damage Sandy had caused in the museum, which is still under construction. In the weeks since the storm, recovery work has progressed significantly. This story originally published Nov. 20 in the Huffington Post.  Read more »

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Survivor Tree on the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor (Amy Dreher photo) Survivor Tree on the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor (Amy Dreher photo)

Today, as we mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the memory of the more than 2,400 men and women who perished during the bombing of the Hawaiian naval base.  Read more »

Museum: A Heavy Machinist's Skills Needed in GZ Recovery

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Soon after 9/11, U.S. Army veteran Manuel “Manny” Rodriguez resigned from his long-distance truck driver’s job to contribute his skills to the recovery operations at Ground Zero.  Read more »

WTC-Inspired Chopper Returns to the Visitor Center

Governor Andrew Cuomo, 9/11 Memorial CEO Joe Daniels, 9/11 Board Member Daniel Tishman, and Paul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs examine the 9/11 Memorial motorcycle. Governor Andrew Cuomo, 9/11 Memorial CEO Joe Daniels, 9/11 Board Member Daniel Tishman, and Paul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs examine the 9/11 Memorial motorcycle.

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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Cristina Melendez Photo) (Cristina Melendez Photo)

Nineteen members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps recently visited the 9/11 Memorial while stationed at Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn for Sandy relief efforts.  Read more »

A Time to Reflect and Give Thanks

The 9/11 Memorial (Lucie Iuzzolino Photo) The 9/11 Memorial (Lucie Iuzzolino Photo)

Thanksgiving Day draws many people to New York City, and millions have visited the 9/11 Memorial since it opened last year. Among visitors on Thanksgiving were the men and women who had been working in New York and New Jersey for several weeks after Sandy.  Read more »