Theme memo blog. News, discussion and information about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

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

This week as construction continues inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion, the scaffolding around “the tridents” has come down.  Read more »

‘Peace Angel’ Finds Home in 9/11 Memorial Museum

The Peace Angel sculpture was placed in lower Manhattan in the days following 9/11. (photo by Morgan Miller) The Peace Angel sculpture was placed in lower Manhattan in the days following 9/11. (photo by Morgan Miller)

A piece of art that served as a place of remembrance for Ground Zero recovery workers is now a part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Brick from Compound Where bin Laden was Killed Enters Museum Collection

A brick from Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound removed by a Fox News Channel war correspondent after the al-Qaeda leader’s death in 2011. (photo by Matt Flynn)  A brick from Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound removed by a Fox News Channel war correspondent after the al-Qaeda leader’s death in 2011. (photo by Matt Flynn)

A brick from Osama bin Laden’s compound raided by U.S. special forces that killed the al-Qaeda leader is now part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection.  Read more »

Students Design a Museum Exhibition

A part of the exhibit put together by high school students from New Jersey. A part of the exhibit put together by high school students from New Jersey.

Students from two New Jersey schools have spent the past year designing an exhibition on 9/11.  Read more »

Memorial Social Networks Thrive with Reaction to ‘60 Minutes’ Report

The reaction of one Twitter user is a feeling shared by many. The reaction of one Twitter user is a feeling shared by many.

This week’s “60 Minutes” story on the 9/11 Memorial Museum elicited plenty of responses on social media  Read more »

OKC Bombing Victim’s Father Coped with Loss by Helping 9/11 Families

A twilight view of Oklahoma City, including the National Memorial & Museum. (Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum) A twilight view of Oklahoma City, including the National Memorial & Museum. (Photo courtesy of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum)

An Oklahoma City man spoke with 9/11 Memorial Museum staff about coping with his loss in the 1995 bombing by helping families in New York after 9/11.  Read more »

'Innocent People Mercilessly Attacked' in Boston

Official statement of 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on bombing attack in Boston.  Read more »

Photos from 9/11 Memorial Visitors

A photo taken and shared by a visitor to the 9/11 Memorial. A photo taken and shared by a visitor to the 9/11 Memorial.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial often share photos and reactions on social media.  Read more »

Giants Football Legend George Martin is Lacing Up for 9/11 Again

One of the 27 pairs of sneakers that Martin used to walk across country in between the fall of 2007 and the summer of 2008. (Photo by Amy Dreher) One of the 27 pairs of sneakers that Martin used to walk across country in between the fall of 2007 and the summer of 2008. (Photo by Amy Dreher)

NY Giants legend George Martin has affirmed his commitment to the 9/11 cause.  Read more »

Running, Walking in Honor of 9/11

A map of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk route in lower Manhattan. A map of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk route in lower Manhattan.

In the latest installment of the Thank You For Visiting series, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels prepares to welcome more than 2,000 participants for the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk.  Read more »