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Introducing the 'Explore 9/11' App

The powerful “Explore 9/11” app has arrived. Download it for free. The app is a guide for deconstructing and understanding 9/11 through the eyes of witnesses. It has three main features that include a tour, a display of 9/11-related photos based on your location and an interactive timeline. 11. The images used for “Explore 9/11” are pulled from the 9/11 Memorial’s “Make History” website   Read more »

NASCAR racers visit 9/11 Memorial

NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin visited the World Trade Center site and toured the construction site of the 9/11 Memorial. Check out the above video. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels led the racers on the tour. 9/11 Memorial staff  Read more »

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart MC’s National September 11 Memorial & Museum annual benefit dinner (Updated)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who serves as chairman of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, hosted the charity's third annual benefit dinner last night. Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" served as the event's master of ceremonies. Bloomberg was a recent guest on Stewart's show. The dinner put a spotlight on the progress made toward the goal of opening the 9/11 Memorial on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It also highlighted teh stories of volunteerism and compassion that was spawned from the events of Sept. 11th.  Read more »

WTC 'Tridents' are being installed inside 9/11 memorial museum (Updated x3)

(Eds Note: The installation is ongoing. This post will be updated as developments occur.)The so-called steel "tridents," historic remnants of the Twin Towers’ façade, is being permanently installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  The 70-foot high columns known as “tridents” because of their three-pronged tops, were salvaged from the wreckage of the north tower. Each weighs about 50 tons, and will be on permanent display within the atrium of the Museum Pavilion.  Read more »

Project Rebirth camera provides new view inside 9/11 Memorial Museum being built at WTC site

This week, our team was down in the World Trade Center site to look at the placement for the Project Rebirth camera that has been recording the progress of construction around the Survivors' Stair at the future 9/11 Memorial Museum.  There are currently 14 Project Rebirth cameras located around the WTC site to chronicle the reconstruction efforts.  Read more »

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The Members Project Vote Page has been completely redesigned and now better highlights the participating charities with large logos and bright colors. Check it out at www.takepart.com/membersproject/voteAlso, Members Project voting has launched on Facebook. The Facebook voting experience is almost identical to that on TakePart.com. You simply have to accept the application and place your vote.  Try out this great new voting experience at www.facebook.com/membersproject  Read more »

First of about 400 swamp white oak trees are being planted on 9/11 Memorial's plaza (Updated X4)

(Click full-screen icon to increase view)9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni has welcomed the arrival and planting of the first trees on the Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

The first of 400 trees planned for 9/11 Memorial's plaza is heading to WTC site (Updated)

Update: Several trees were planted on the memorial plaza on Saturday. Return to The MEMO soon for more pictures and information about the planting. Until then, read this story about this landmark tree move that brought life back to the World Trade Center site.  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. On the move:  Read more »

new website supporting 9/11 national day of service is launched

Today, MyGoodDeed.org officially launches 911dayofservice.org, a new website supporting this year's 9/11 National Day of Service. The website incorporates a powerful and innovative tool that makes it easy for individuals to find and support charitable causes that match their interests and provides a range of actions for supporting their causes.  This “powered by MyGoodDeed” application was developed in collaboration with Guidestar, Network for Good, AllForGood, and HandsOn Network.   Read more »