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Remembrances Told by Loved Ones of 9/11 Victims (Part 2)

Granvilette and Howard Kestenbaum on their wedding day. Gift of Gran and Lauren Kestenbaum. Granvilette and Howard Kestenbaum on their wedding day. Gift of Gran and Lauren Kestenbaum.

A selection of remembrances told by the loved ones of 9/11 victims.  Read more »

Remembrances Told by Loved Ones of 9/11 Victims (Part 1)

Alena Sesinova and Barbara Cattano on the beach in the Hamptons. Gift of Barbara Cattano in memory of her life partner, Alena Sesinova. Alena Sesinova and Barbara Cattano on the beach in the Hamptons. Gift of Barbara Cattano in memory of her life partner, Alena Sesinova.

A selection of remembrances told by the loved ones of 9/11 victims.  Read more »

Bill to Federally Fund, Preserve 9/11 Memorial Passes House

A view of the 9/11 Memorial at night. Photo by Jin Lee. A view of the 9/11 Memorial at night. Photo by Jin Lee.

Legislation to designate the 9/11 Memorial as a national memorial has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  Read more »

Twin Towers Developer John L. Tishman Dies at 90

World Trade Center under construction, ca 1970. Collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the Photographer, David Bream. World Trade Center under construction, ca 1970. Collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the Photographer, David Bream.

Real estate developer John L. Tishman has died at the age of 90.  Read more »

Remembering 9/11 Hero Flight Attendant Betty Ong

Birthday rose in Betty Ong's name at the 9/11 Memorial. Birthday rose in Betty Ong's name at the 9/11 Memorial.

On the morning of 9/11, flight attendant Betty Ong called American Airlines and reported, "I think we are getting hijacked."  Read more »

NYPD Headquarters Displays Portraits of 9/11 Heroes

Left to right, Stephen Gardner, Anthony Bonano and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton stand next to a painting of NYPD Deputy Chief Steve Bonano. Photo by NYPD Left to right, Stephen Gardner, Anthony Bonano and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton stand next to a painting of NYPD Deputy Chief Steve Bonano. Photo by NYPD

Police Commissioner William Bratton joined family members of first responders at a luncheon to commemorate the extension of the Zadroga Act.  Read more »

February Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider. U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum hosts two programs in February, “Diplomacy in Afghanistan: An Inside View” and “The Fight Against ISIS.”  Read more »

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

Construction workers at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in February, 2011. Photo by Joe Woolhead. Construction workers at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in February, 2011. Photo by Joe Woolhead.

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

Artifact Cards Debut as Part of 9/11 Memorial Education Program

Children visiting the Museum participate in Activity Station program. Photo by Jin Lee. Children visiting the Museum participate in Activity Station program. Photo by Jin Lee.

Artifact cards, designed to be used by both children and their caregivers visiting, will be distributed this Saturday in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Education Center.  Read more »

In Memory of Michael James Ahern, Tribute in Light Producer

The Tribute in Light. Photo by Jin Lee. The Tribute in Light. Photo by Jin Lee.

A memorial service was held Sunday for Michael James Ahern, the producer of the Tribute in Light.  Read more »