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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 »

Mayor Bloomberg Plants 50th Oak Tree at 9/11 Memorial Plaza (Updated X6)

Above: Left to right, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Starr Foundation Chairman Maurice Greenberg and 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad plant the 50th oak tree on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo By Amy Dreher)At the World Trade Center site, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels planted the 50th tree on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial, which opens in less than a year. Tree plantings  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. Green gives way to golden brown:   Read more »

Watch 'We Remember” and Vote Today to Ensure Future Generations Learn about 9/11

We all remember where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001. We watched as terrorists attacked our country, striking the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed. In one morning, we felt our world change forever.Millions of children around the world today are too young to remember. It’s up to us to teach them and future generations about the events of 9/11 and how, in the aftermath, we came together to recover and heal.You can help the 9/11 Memorial in its mission to commemorate and educate by voting through  Read more »

Video: Mysterious $10k donation to 9/11 Memorial is 'Hope in a Box'

This week an anonymous donor stuffed $10,000 cash in a small donation box at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. The windfall was a stunning surprise and the largest cash donation ever. Since discovering the money in the box, which typically receives loose change and small bills, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels has been expressing his gratitude to this unknown benefactor. In case you missed it, here's how the New York Post reported the story.  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. Shuttered, not Forgotten: Recently, photographer Amy Dreher snapped a picture of a sign (above) posted on the emergency loading dock of the now closed  Read more »

Anonymous Donor Leaves $10k in Cash for 9/11 Memorial

The facade of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. (Photo by Amy Dreher)Someone's kindness knows no bounds.  An anonymous gift-giver left $10,000 in cash in a small donation box at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St.  Typically, the box receives small donations such as pennies and a few dollars. Imagine the surprise when the preview site staff discovered this sizable and generous gift.While we don't know who left the donation, everyone with the 9/11 Memorial is grateful that someone acknowledges the importance of supporting this national tribute.    Read more »

WTC Steel Being Used in NJ Memorial

About 60 miles west of New York City, a piece of World Trade Center steel will serve as the anchor for a memorial to Warren County resdients who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a report by lehighvalleylive.com  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. Rebirth:  Read more »