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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. Rebirth:  Read more »

Help Bridge Gap Between Concept and Reality, Vote for 9/11 Memorial With Members Project

Every day at the World Trade Center site is a new chance for us to make progress on the construction of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. And every week from now until the end of November is a new chance for you to help us win $200,000.As we finish building America’s tribute to those killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks of 2001 and 1993, please click here  Read more »

New, Informative Sign for 'Project Rebirth' Camera Installed Near WTC Site

 In the above picture, Warren Godridge of Drive 21 is posting a sign on the box containing a 35-mm camera that is a part of Project Rebirth’s roster of 14 cameras that are capturing the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site. The camera is positioned at St. Paul’s Chapel near the corner of Church and Vesey streets and will be taking pictures every five minutes to capture this historic reconstruction.See more pictures and read more about it in a  Read more »

Best-selling Author Peter Balakian Ushers in Return of Engaging Speakers Series

New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian read a powerful selection of 9/11-themed poems yesterday at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speakers series. The poems conjured up feelings and imagery of the World Trade Center before and after the attacks.Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times  Read more »

Come Hear Best-Selling Author Read 9/11-themed prose tonight in speakers series

New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian will read a selection of 9/11-themed poems tonight at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series.It's not too late to RSVP for this event and others in this dynamic series.Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times  Read more »

Today Marks Anniversary of Terror Bombing of USS Cole, 17 Sailors Killed in Blast Ten Years Ago

On October 12, 2000, 11 months before the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole was refueling at a port in Yemen when a motorboat approached and suicide bombers detonated 1,000 pounds of explosives. The blast killed 17 and injured 39 crew members, while blowing a hole forty-feet wide in the side of the ship. The attack was attributed to a cell within the al Qaeda network.  Read more »

RSVP Now For Speakers Series Featuring Best-Selling Author

RSVP now to hear New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian read a selection of 9/11-themed poems tomorrow at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. Balakian is kicking off the fall and winter lineup for the well-received "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series.Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times  Read more »

Designers of ‘The MEMO blog’ provide unique experience

Websignia is described as a "boutique digital media agency" that specializes in discovering creative and technical solutions. The agency is also known for meeting clients' needs. The company did just that in designing the 9/11 Memorial's "The MEMO blog."  Read more »

Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After (September)

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling is a former White House military office airlift operations liaison officer. In that position, Darling was charged with organizing all logistical aspects of travel for the White House. His recent book "24 Hours inside the President’s Bunker" details his time in the president’s emergency operations center on September 11, 2001.The "Exploring 9/11" webcast series is exclusively produced for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and is hosted by Clifford Chanin  Read more »

New Video: Every Vote Counts, See How You Can Help

 Did you vote for the 9/11 Memorial yet? I did and I return each week to support the charity I'm proud to represent as the president and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial. I'm asking you to join me in this effort to secure $200,000 for the 9/11 Memorial.  Voting is easy as steps 1, 2 and 3.  Read more »