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Remembering Richard Sheirer

The OEM helmet Richard Sheirer wore on 9/11. The OEM helmet Richard Sheirer wore on 9/11.

Today we mourn the passing of Richard James Sheirer. As the former director of the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Richard, who many of us knew as Richie, led the coordinated rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.  Read more »

See the WTC-Inspired Custom Chopper Debut on Fox

American Chopper’s Paul Jr. and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels appear on FOX 5 to showcase the chopper built to support the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Flight 93 Memorial Finalizing Oral Histories

Bronze panels honoring the victims of Flight 93 at the National September 11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo) Bronze panels honoring the victims of Flight 93 at the National September 11 Memorial. (Amy Dreher photo)

More than 780 interviews have been recorded to create collection of 9/11 accounts from Somerset County, Pa.  Read more »

Ex-FDNY Captain: Entering Ground Zero 'was like landing on another planet.'

The aftermath of the World Trade Center attack. (Photo by Roberto Rabanne) The aftermath of the World Trade Center attack. (Photo by Roberto Rabanne)

A former New York City fire captain who responded to ground zero now embarks on speaking tours using his life experiences and stories of courage to inspire others.    Read more »

Q&A: 9/11 Memorial Museum Curator Jan Ramirez

Chief Curator Jan Ramirez talks about a first responder vehicle recovered from the World Trade Center site. (file photo/Amy Dreher) Chief Curator Jan Ramirez talks about a first responder vehicle recovered from the World Trade Center site. (file photo/Amy Dreher)

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in Philadelphia recently hosted a lecture with Jan Ramirez, the chief curator and director of collections for the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Performing Center for the Arts Moves Forward at WTC

An overlook view of the 9/11 Memorial and the World Trade Center site. (Joe Woolhead photo) An overlook view of the 9/11 Memorial and the World Trade Center site. (Joe Woolhead photo)

Founding board named for the long-planned Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

Ohio Man Plans NYC Trip to See Trees He Grew That Are For 9/11 Memorial

Van Wade stands by one of his swamp white oak trees at Wade and Gatton Nurseries in Ohio. Some of the oak trees selected for the 9/11 Memorial came from Van Wade’s nursery. (Jason J. Molyet/News Journal) Van Wade stands by one of his swamp white oak trees at Wade and Gatton Nurseries in Ohio. Some of the oak trees selected for the 9/11 Memorial came from Van Wade’s nursery. (Jason J. Molyet/News Journal)

Ohio man who runs a tree nursery spotted some his swamp white oaks he grew that are now part of the National September 11 Memorial while watching television coverage during the 10-year anniversary.  Read more »

9/11 Nonprofit Relief Group Returns to Haiti

(Courtesy photo) (Courtesy photo)

H.E.A.R.T 9/11, a nonprofit relief group, is returning to Haiti.  Read more »

Thousands of Memorial Photos Populate Flickr

Screenshot of Flickr’s map featuring photos from the 9/11 Memorial Screenshot of Flickr’s map featuring photos from the 9/11 Memorial

More than 4,000 photographs of the 9/11 Memorial have been uploaded to Yahoo’s popular photo-sharing website.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Reflects on 2011

Joe Woolhead photo Joe Woolhead photo

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is proud to issue our Year End Update, which remembers 2011's 10th anniversary commemoration of the 9/11 attacks and the historic dedication and opening of the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »