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

9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.  9/11 Memorial Museum visitors pass the Survivor Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.

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Story of ‘Faces of Ground Zero’ FDNY Portrait in Museum’s Collection

Firefighter Jason Cascone. Photo by Joe McNally, Gift of Joe McNally through the generous support of PhotoShelter, Inc. and Allen Murabayashi.  Firefighter Jason Cascone. Photo by Joe McNally, Gift of Joe McNally through the generous support of PhotoShelter, Inc. and Allen Murabayashi.

Sept. 11, 2001, was Jason Cascone's first day of work with the FDNY. Weeks later he was photographed by Joe McNally for his "Faces of Ground Zero" series.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Announces Winter Program Calendar

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Following a successful 2015 fall public program season, the 9/11 Memorial Museum announces 2016 program schedule.  Read more »

Registration Now Open for 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run, Walk and Community Day. Photo by Jin Lee. Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run, Walk and Community Day. Photo by Jin Lee.

Registration is now open for the 4th annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Community Day.  Read more »

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

Members of the US Navy in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Members of the US Navy in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

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Jon Stewart Joins NYC Mayor to Honor Sickened 9/11 First Responder

Former FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer was awarded the key to the city by Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall on Saturday, January 9. Photo courtesy of the City of New York. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office. Former FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer was awarded the key to the city by Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall on Saturday, January 9. Photo courtesy of the City of New York. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

An advocate for the extension of health care to tens of thousands of first responders, retired FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who suffers from stage 4 cancer, was honored Saturday with a key to the city.  Read more »

Tuesday’s Children Reflects on Hope, Peace in the New Year

Teenagers from around the world, who experienced a loss due to terrorism, unite at Project COMMON BOND. Photo by Terry Grace Sears. Teenagers from around the world, who experienced a loss due to terrorism, unite at Project COMMON BOND. Photo by Terry Grace Sears.

Teenagers from around the world, who experienced a loss due to terrorism, unite at Project COMMON BOND.  Read more »

9/11 Family Members Invited to Share Experiences to Help Others

9/11 family members gather at VOICES 14th Annual Information Forum to share their personal experiences while service providers offer support and strategies for long-term healing. Photo courtesy of VOICES. 9/11 family members gather at VOICES 14th Annual Information Forum to share their personal experiences while service providers offer support and strategies for long-term healing. Photo courtesy of VOICES.

Family members of 9/11 victims are invited to participate in an important research study that will provide insights into the need for supportive services for families experiencing tragedy.  Read more »

FDNY Bids Farewell to Canine Companion

FDNY Dalmatian, Twenty, poses on Ladder 20. Photo courtesy of FDNY. FDNY Dalmatian, Twenty, poses on Ladder 20. Photo courtesy of FDNY.

FDNY announces the death of Twenty, a Dalmation that became a mascot to Ladder Co. 20 after 9/11.  Read more »

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

Visitors pass the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors pass the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion. Photo by Jin Lee.

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