Travel Report Says 9/11 Memorial Puts NYC Atop 2011 Tourist Destination List

Modest-upstart-turned-global-brand Lonely Planet, which is largely controlled by BBC Worldwide, is a company committed to independent travel, trustworthy advice and editorial independence, according to the company's websiteLonely Planet has released its visitors destination list for 2011 and placed New York City at the top of the ranking.  The reason? The opening of the 9/11 Memorial next year. Here's what the website said:  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. A moveable feast:  Read more »

VIDEO: Touring the 9/11 Memorial, Museum

Watch the latest video at In case you missed it: The above video is from Fox News' "The Rise of Freedom" series that features 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, who details the mission of the memorial and museum.By 9/11 Memorial  Read more »

'National 9/11 Flag' on the Move

The National 9/11 Flag continues is restitching journey across the country with a stop in Branson this month, according to the Branson Tri-Lakes NewsThe New York Says Thank You Foundation is taking the flag on the country-wide tour to provide an opportunity for local service members to help restore the flag to its original glory. After 9/11, the tattered flag was recovered from ground zero.  Read more »

Your Pass to Downtown Culture (Update X2)

Several of Manhattan’s downtown museums have banded together to create the Downtown Culture Pass — a three day, all-access pass to eight downtown cultural attractions.   With the Downtown Culture Pass, pass holders will be granted free admission to participating museums, discounts in museum shops and local restaurants, and reduced ticket rates for the Wall Street Walks walking tour. Updated: Check out what reported on the passes  Read more »

Support the 9/11 Memorial through Museum Shop Online

The 9/11 Memorial is possible through the generosity of its supporters. Visit the 9/11 Memorial's Museum Shop, and find a keepsake for yourself, family members or friends. Remember that all net proceeds from the sales of these keepsakes are dedicated to building and sustaining the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.Thank you for your support and help in building this lasting tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks of 2001 and 1993.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

9/11 Memorial’s Architect to headline dynamic speakers series

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad this month will detail what inspired him to design a national tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks in 2001 and 1993 as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series. Arad will share early designs of the memorial in the event called "Realizing the 9/11 Memorial" at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 10., at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.RSVP  Read more »

Super Runners Shop Earns Signs of Support Spotlight for October

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Norway Royalty Visits 9/11 Memorial, Recalls NY Trip at Time of 2001 Attacks

Norway's Crown Prince Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at sunrise today toured the 9/11 Memorial, which features the 9/11 Memorial Museum's pavilion designed by Snoetta, a Norwegian architecture firm.  Read more »

Video: 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series

 In case you missed it: New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian read a powerful selection of 9/11-themed poems  at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speakers series. The event was filmed in HD for online audiences and is being brought to The MEMO blog readers by WNET.ORG's Thirteen Forum.    Read more »