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New Yorkers Tell Their 9/11 Story in New Podcast Series

This podcast series focuses on stories of New Yorkers, both the everyday and the more known, to examine the place that 9/11 has taken in the greater context of their lives and how it has affected their relationship to the city.  Read more »

Confronting Religious Violence Centers 9/11 Museum Program

Rabbi Sacks speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Clifford Chanin. Photo by Ben Hider. Rabbi Sacks speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Clifford Chanin. Photo by Ben Hider.

In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Rabbi Sacks addressed guests Tuesday at the 9/11 Memorial Museum on the roots of religious violence.  Read more »

Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds

Flowers are placed on the 9/11 Memorial during the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing anniversary ceremony. Photo by Jin Lee. Flowers are placed on the 9/11 Memorial during the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing anniversary ceremony. Photo by Jin Lee.

Experts in the field of trauma and grief gather at Rutgers University to offer resources for communities devastated by terrorism.  Read more »

Daniels: Another Terrorist Attack Rattles Our World, My Home

The national flag of Belgium is seen among international flags installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The installation recalls the flags that flew in the mezzanine level of the original Twin Towers. Some of the flags, which were not on display on 9/11, are part of the museum’s collection. The national flag of Belgium is seen among international flags installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The installation recalls the flags that flew in the mezzanine level of the original Twin Towers. Some of the flags, which were not on display on 9/11, are part of the museum’s collection.

This morning the first message I saw: “CBSNY: At least 13 killed in explosions at Brussels airport, metro.” In that short message the mechanics of the aftermath of another terrorist attack was brought into my family’s home.  Read more »

Woman Runs in Memory of Firefighter Father Killed on 9/11

Katelyn Mascali, center, at the end of the New York City half marathon on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Zolan Kanno-Youngs/The Wall Street Journal Katelyn Mascali, center, at the end of the New York City half marathon on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Zolan Kanno-Youngs/The Wall Street Journal

Katelyn Mascali ran the New York City Half Marathon in honor of her father, a firefighter who died on 9/11.  Read more »

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

The Survivor Tree prepares to bloom at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. The Survivor Tree prepares to bloom at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

Remembering Red Cross Volunteer Who Witnessed History at Ground Zero

Rolla "Bud" Crick's ground zero access badge. Gift of Rolla Bud Crick. Rolla "Bud" Crick's ground zero access badge. Gift of Rolla Bud Crick.

Before his death, Rolla “Bud” Crick, who as journalist reported on some of history’s most significant moments, donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum the badge he used to access ground zero for what may be considered one of his most meaningful assignments.  Read more »

Upcoming Programs Discuss Confronting Religious Violence, Conflicts in Middle East

 Ambassador Frederic C Hof, the former Special Adviser for Transition in Syria at the State Department, speaks during a February program, "The Fight Against ISIS." Ambassador Frederic C Hof, the former Special Adviser for Transition in Syria at the State Department, speaks during a February program, "The Fight Against ISIS."

The 9/11 Memorial Museum presents two public programs this month, hosting the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and former chief rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth.  Read more »

Friendship, Loyalty and Love at Ground Zero

Members of the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums on the 9/11 Memorial on September 11, 2011. Photo by Jin Lee. Members of the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums on the 9/11 Memorial on September 11, 2011. Photo by Jin Lee.

Approximately 200 Claddagh rings were reclaimed from ground zero after 9/11.  Read more »

9/11 Responder’s Art Depicts the ‘Ability to Carry On'

Matthew Tyree, 9/11 responder and artist. Photo by Mia Summerson, Night and Day Editor, Niagara Gazette and Lockport Union-Sun and Journal. Matthew Tyree, 9/11 responder and artist. Photo by Mia Summerson, Night and Day Editor, Niagara Gazette and Lockport Union-Sun and Journal.

9/11 responder creates artwork in response to the attacks.  Read more »