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New social network Broadcastr shares audio from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent archive

 The 9/11 Memorial has just recently announced a featured partnership with Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Selections from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent archive of oral history and remembrances will be regularly updated and available on the site’s growing network.  Read more »

911 Documentary Film, Project Rebirth, Debuts at Sundance

After $9.5 million in donations, eight years of filming, and countless hours of interviews, Project Rebirth will debut on Jan. 21 at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The Battery Broadsheet reports that the feature length film, “Rebirth,” is ready to begin its “long term mission of educating people about grief and trauma through a real-life historical record.”  Read more »

Members Project: Vote for 9/11 Memorial on Facebook

Only days remain to vote for the 9/11 Memorial  to win $200,000 in funding through Members Project. Casting a vote has never been easier.Log onto Facebook, make your voice heard and vote to help the 9/11 Memorial win this crucial funding.  You can also become Facebook friends of the 9/11 Memorial and vote at the Memorial's page.  Act now. Every vote counts.  Read more »

VIDEO: Fox News gets inside look at bold transit hub planned at WTC

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comVeteran anchor Shep Smith is back in this latest clip from the Fox News series, Rise of Freedom. Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish architect who designed the planned transit station at the World Trade Center site, takes us through his studio. Connecting 13 subway lines and the Path, the Calatrava station will become the central hub for thousands of New Yorkers traveling through Lower Manhattan. The station is scheduled to open in 2014.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

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.Special of the day:   Read more »

iPhone App Allows Users to ‘Explore 9/11′

While the iPhone's alarm clock is experiencing some technical difficulties, the powerful "Explore 9/11" app showcases the smartphone's brilliant display, full audio range and its accurate GPS system.The National September 11 Memorial & Museum created the Explore 9/11 app as a guide to understanding 9/11 through the eyes of witnesses.Download the app now for   Read more »

A Dispatch From National 9/11 Flag Tour (Updated)

Looking over a photograph of retired Army Col. David Brostrom, whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, Jeff Parness couldn't help but zero in on Bromstrom's expression.His lips pursed, Brostrom appears to be fighting back tears, his gaze lost in the field of stars and stripes on the National 9/11 Flag sprawled out before him in Hawaii last month."Take a look at the expression on David's face," said Parness, the founder of New York Says Thank You Foundation  Read more »

AUDIO: Therapy Dogs Play Crucial Role After 911

  Rachel McPherson is the founder and executive director of the Good Dog Foundation, a New York City-based pet therapy organization. Rachel trains therapy dogs and brings them to patients in need. Cancer survivors and the elderly have all benefited from the pets who aid in the healing process. But after 9/11, the caring canines would play a role in consoling people emotionally burdened by the events of the attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Curator: Photo ID Cards Found at ground zero tell stories

Of the items that remained from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, identification cards of personel were some of the most prevalent.  Salvaged by recovery workers and forensic experts from the Fresh Kills landfill, a recovered ID badge was often the only evidence that someone had been in the WTC complex on Sept. 11. Authorities went to great lengths to return IDs to victims’ families and survivors.  Read more »

Stone Street Tavern supports the 9/11 Memorial

Bring out your friends. Bring out the co-workers. Hockey is always on, and so is the fun. Stone Street Tavern in the Financial District is welcoming to all patrons, accommodating to your rough day at work or your latest bonus.  A recent supporter of the national 9/11 Memorial's Signs of Support campaign, Stone Street Tavern is a true staple.  Read more »