From the Memorial

Online database of photos reflect on 9/11 aftermath

Tributes dedicated to the victims of 9/11 appeared all over New York City in the weeks and months following the attacks.  Photographs of these sites, like the ones taken above by Sylvie Ball, are now part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History online archive.Make History is a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack sites and around the world.  Read more »

A president greets a queen

 The recent visit of Queen Elizabeth II of England was special to New York City, her first trip there since 1976. It was also an exceptional moment for 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, who greeted the queen on his birthday as she briefly toured the future site of the memorial.  Read more »

A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts

“A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts” is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. "Three Ensembles: The Seasons of Ground Zero"  is part 3 of 3 in the series. (All photos by 9/11 Memorial staff)/em>NYPD officer David Brink recently arrived at the 9/11 Memorial Museum's  Read more »

George Steinbrenner: Yankee owner, 9/11 memorial supporter

George Steinbrenner, who died Tuesday of a heart attack at age 80, is known for being the chief architect behind rebuilding the Yankees.  He was also a chief supporter behind helping to build the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts

"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. "Symbol Steel" is part 2 of 3 in the series./em> He knew how to handle a striker and blow torch.  Read more »

A Living history: The stories behind 9/11 artifacts

 /em>"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. "Gloves" is part 1 of 3 in the series. /em>David Brink, a NYPD emergency services unit detective, donated three pairs of gloves to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, each telling a different yet equally powerful story.One pair - no  Read more »

A Living history: The stories behind 9/11 artifacts

"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, a communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. The following is a preview to the series, which begins Tuesday, July 13. The collection of artifacts recently spread out on a table before the 9/11 Memorial Museum's curators and exhibitions team stirred their enthusiasm.    Read more »

Stitch by Stitch, restoring U.S. flag recovered from Ground Zero

In case you missed it: Ashen, tattered and blowing in the wind, the torn United States flag was recovered after the World Trade Center crumbled.  The flag was stitched back together several years later and grew into a symbol that reinforces the same commitment to service and volunteerism experienced across the country and world on Sept. 12, 2001.  Read more »

Take an interactive look at the memorial pools

A New York Times'  interactive panorama shows the progress of the 9/11 Memorial  Read more »

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 »