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9/11 Memorial President Keynote at Tuesday’s Children’s Forum

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels speaking during a public program. Photo by Jin Lee. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels speaking during a public program. Photo by Jin Lee.

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels will be a featured keynote speaker during a forum to explore long-term healing in the 15 years since 9/11.  Read more »

‘Horse Soldier’ Statue Dedicated in Liberty Park

Dedication ceremony for “De Oppresso Liber” statue in Liberty Park. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff. Dedication ceremony for “De Oppresso Liber” statue in Liberty Park. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff.

A ceremony was held in Liberty Park to honor the new location of the “Horse Soldier” statue.  Read more »

Survivor Tree Seedlings Donated to San Bernardino, Orlando, France After Tragedies

A photo of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Monika Graff. A photo of the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Monika Graff.

Victims of tragedies in two U.S. cities and one country to receive seedlings as symbol of hope.  Read more »

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

Visitor at the 9/11 Memorial Museum's new exhibition, Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11. Photo by Jin Lee.  Visitor at the 9/11 Memorial Museum's new exhibition, Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11. Photo by Jin Lee.

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

15 Years Later: 9/11 Memorial Honors Victims in Solemn Tribute

Tributes left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Tributes left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

Hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims and influential political and military figures gathered on the 9/11 Memorial for the 15th anniversary commemoration ceremony.  Read more »

Tribute in Light to Mark 15th Anniversary of 9/11

A view of Tribute in Light across the East River. A view of Tribute in Light across the East River.

This Sunday, the public is invited to view the world-renowned public art piece Tribute in Light from the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Iconic Ground Zero Flag Donated to 9/11 Memorial Museum

Image of the Ground Zero flag on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Image of the Ground Zero flag on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

After being missing for years, the American flag is now on display in Museum.  Read more »

15 Years Later: Daughter of Fallen FDNY Lt. Reflects on Healing

Joseph Leavey with Caitlin Leavey in her kindergarten classroom in 1994. Photo gift of the Leavey family in honor of Lt. Joseph G. Leavey. Joseph Leavey with Caitlin Leavey in her kindergarten classroom in 1994. Photo gift of the Leavey family in honor of Lt. Joseph G. Leavey.

“Looking back at the past 15 years since he was killed on Sept. 11, my journey involved not only following in his footsteps to help others, but also finding the importance of community in my own healing.”  Read more »

From Washington D.C. to NYC, Bike Trail to Connect National 9/11 Memorials

David Brickley (left), president of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, the alliance’s vice president, Andy Hamilton (center), and alliance board member Ben Swecker, leave the Flight 93 Memorial Visitor Center on Sept. 12, 2015. Photo by Kecia Bal. David Brickley (left), president of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, the alliance’s vice president, Andy Hamilton (center), and alliance board member Ben Swecker, leave the Flight 93 Memorial Visitor Center on Sept. 12, 2015. Photo by Kecia Bal.

A soon-to-be-open segment of the National September 11th Memorial Trail will connect the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va.  Read more »

9/11 Survivor Reflects on Experience 15 Years Later

9/11 survivor Florence Jones holding the shoes she wore that day. Photo: Archival video. 9/11 survivor Florence Jones holding the shoes she wore that day. Photo: Archival video.

“I think about the people that we lost all the time. But I now understand that there is nothing that I can do to change that. It takes a long time to get there.”  Read more »