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City Loses a Man that Helped to Shape its Future

John E. Zuccotti on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. John E. Zuccotti on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

John E. Zuccotti, distinguished New York City and federal government leader, has died at age 78. Zuccotti, a former deputy mayor, served as a member of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Board of Directors and was chairman of global operations for Brookfield.   Read more »

Remembering ‘The Little Chapel That Stood’

A look inside St. Paul's Chapel in the days after 9/11. Photo by Larry Racioppo. A look inside St. Paul's Chapel in the days after 9/11. Photo by Larry Racioppo.

On Saturday, 9/11 Memorial Museum visitors with children will have the opportunity to meet Paula Kelberman, who will be reading the classic children’s book “The Little Chapel That Stood” in a free Stories & Art program.   Read more »

SoulCycle Hosts 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride to Remember

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels at the third annual SoulCycle Ride to Remember. Photo by Jin Lee. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels at the third annual SoulCycle Ride to Remember. Photo by Jin Lee.

On November 17, the 9/11 Memorial partnered with SoulCycle to host the third annual 9/11 Memorial Ride to Remember.  Read more »

Young Museum Visitors Create Tributes for Paris

Stars of HOPE visitors created in the 9/11 Memorial Museum Education Center in support of Paris, France. Photo by Noaa Stoler. Stars of HOPE visitors created in the 9/11 Memorial Museum Education Center in support of Paris, France. Photo by Noaa Stoler.

Following the recent attack in Paris, France, young visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum responded by creating special tributes.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Tribute Honors Victims of Paris Attacks

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels speaks to a crowd on the 9/11 Memorial during a tribute for the victims of the Paris, France terrorist attacks. (L-R) Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York, François Delattre, Representative of France to the United Nations, Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President, and Craig Stapleton, a 9/11 Memorial board member and former US ambassador to France. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels speaks to a crowd on the 9/11 Memorial during a tribute for the victims of the Paris, France terrorist attacks. (L-R) Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York, François Delattre, Representative of France to the United Nations, Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President, and Craig Stapleton, a 9/11 Memorial board member and former US ambassador to France.

A tribute was held on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of the 129 people killed and more than 350 injured in the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.  Read more »

The Stories They Tell Live Talk to Feature Lady Liberty

Museum visitors study Lady Liberty in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jenny Pachucki. Museum visitors study Lady Liberty in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jenny Pachucki.

A senior education facilitator will present the story behind a popular artifact, Lady Liberty, as a part of the ongoing live talk series “The Stories They Tell.”  Read more »

US Veterans Honored with Salute to Service 5-Day Tribute

U.S. Air Force at the 9/11 Memorial for a Salute to Service event. Photo by Jin Lee. U.S. Air Force at the 9/11 Memorial for a Salute to Service event. Photo by Jin Lee.

The five-day Salute to Service to honor US Veterans concluded yesterday at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Yellow Roses on 9/11 Memorial Pay Tribute on Veterans Day

Yellow roses placed on the 9/11 Memorial on Veterans Day. Photo by Jin Lee. Yellow roses placed on the 9/11 Memorial on Veterans Day. Photo by Jin Lee.

Yellow roses are placed in the names of the 9/11 victims who served in the United States military.  Read more »

Chief Curator Tells Story Behind ‘Maya’s’ Challenge Coin

Operation Neptune Spear commemorative coins. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, gift of CIA officer "Maya." Photo by Jenny Pachucki. Operation Neptune Spear commemorative coins. Collection of 9/11 Memorial Museum, gift of CIA officer "Maya." Photo by Jenny Pachucki.

Listen as 9/11 Memorial's chief curator tells the story behind the commemorative coins donated by the CIA operative known as "Maya."  Read more »

Son of Fallen 9/11 Firefighter Joins Ranks of Father’s First Firehouse

Brendan Stackpole at the recent FDNY tribute. Photo by Ben Hider. Brendan Stackpole at the recent FDNY tribute. Photo by Ben Hider.

On Monday, FDNY probationary firefighter Brendan Stackpole officially joined the firehouse where his late father, Captain Timothy M. Stackpole, began his FDNY career.   Read more »