From the Memorial

Sea to Shinning Sea

Displaying Old Glory: Members of the FDNY and volunteers unfurl a U.S. flag recovered from ground zero that was stitched back together several years later with parts of other American flags. (Photo by Michael Frazier)Like Americans across the country, today I'm celebrating July 4th with family and friends.  And like you, sometime between the barbeques and the fireworks, I’ll be sure to pause to remember the values upon which our country was founded, and for which so many young men and women have given their lives.  Read more »

Watch Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT reporter discuss Taliban capture

In case you missed it, here's a video of two-time Pulitzer prize winner David Rohde, who discussed his capture before a crowd at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. His story was part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series.  Read more »

Rebuilding: The first director of WTC looks toward the future as he recalls the past

The first director of the World Trade Center and the man behind the twin towers' original construction recalled picking the architect for what were once the world's tallest buildings and his ongoing relationship with the Frenchman who walked a high wire strung between the two skyscrapers.The WTC's first director, Guy Tozzoli, chatted Monday with museum staff of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum  Read more »

Lower Manhattan resident captures 9/11 destruction in vivid detail

Above: Two photos depict the scene of lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11.  The first photo (left) is an image of Battery Park covered in ash.  The second photo  is the scene at Battery Park Pier as many people tried to leave Manhattan via ferry boats.  (Photos by Hiro Oshima)The above photographs, taken by New Yorker Hiro Oshima, show the images he saw when he evacuated his lower Manhattan residence on Sept. 11.  The images are now part of the  Read more »

Meet Joe Daniels, the 9/11 Memorial President

Joe Daniels is not your ordinary CEO.  He has run with the bulls in Pamplona, bungee jumped 330 feet in the Alps, and attempted a 360-degree turn while skiing in Colorado.Daniels currently serves as the President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum  Read more »

NYT Reporter discusses taliban militants in pakistan

Two-time Pulitzer prize winner David Rohde discussed his seven-month captivity with the Taliban as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series Wednesday night at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.  The New York Times reporter discussed the “Taliban mini-state” that is “alive and thriving in Pakistan.”  Read more »

Actor robert de niro joins 9/11 memorial to show signs of support (Updated X3)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was joined today by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and members of the business community who gathered in Tribeca to encourage businesses to take part in the Signs of Support initiative.  Read more »

9/11 memorial construction continues moving forward

Above: Two photographs show the ongoing construction of the 9/11 Memorial with the first (left) displaying the beginning steps of reconstruction at the World Trade Center site in 2007, while the second photo shows the site as it looks today.  (Photos by Joe Woolhead)Since construction officially began on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in 2006, the World Trade Center site has transformed.  Read more »

rsvp now to hear NYT reporter discuss escape from the taliban in the 9/11 speaker series tomorrow

The asking price for David Rohde's release was $25 million.Tomorrow evening, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Rohde will discuss his seven-month captivity with the Taliban as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" Speakers Series.  The New York Times reporter is set to talk about the Taliban mini-state currently training suicide attackers and roadside bomb-makers who kill Afghan, American and Pakistani soldiers.The "Escaping the Taliban" event featuring Rohde is Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the  Read more »

People make history by capturing 9/11 events

This photo, taken of a man making a call the first day the New York Stock Exchange opened after the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured by Harry Zernike. It can now be viewed through the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History initiative.Following the events of 9/11, major communication lines in lower Manhattan were down, making it impossible for business to run as usual.  The New York Stock Exchange reopened September 17 after almost a week of inactivity, as did many other downtown businesses.  Read more »