From the Memorial

your vote today can help the 9/11 memorial pay tribute to the thousands of lives lost

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum continues to be a candidate for funding from American Express through the Members Project, a partnership between American Express and TakePart to help people everywhere support charitable organizations.Help make us one of five charities that will share a total of $1,000,000 in funding from American Express. The funding will help us better fulfill our mission, and it takes just a mouse-click  Read more »

Meet the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Chief Curator: Collecting the pieces that make up the larger 9/11 story

Chief Curator Jan Ramirez is immersed in the Sept. 11  aftermath, the personal stories of courage, loss & resilience,  the intimate memories of 2,982 victims she never knew personally, and the countless artifacts, images and recorded sounds that define this transformative day and the  post-9/11 existence.Ramirez came to her position at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum  Read more »

queen of England to tour ground zero next month

According to the Associated Press, Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to visit the former World Trade Center site July 6 as part of her upcoming North American tour to pay tribute to the 2,982 lives lost on 9/11, including the 67 British victims.This will be the queen’s first visit to the site, also known as Ground Zero and the site of the 9/11 Memorial  Read more »

A NYT reporter recounts escaping the taliban as part of 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series

The 9/11 Memorial introduces David Rohde, a two-time Pulitzer prize winning reporter, as its fourth speaker for the “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.Last month, a counterterrorism expert discussed the deadly inner workings of al-Qaeda.  Read more »

Help take part & vote for 9/11 Memorial to win $200K in funding

Vote for the 9/11 Memorial to receive $200,000 through TakePart’s Members Project.American Express and TakePart, a social action network, have joined together to help drive citizen engagement and social action.  Through its Members Project, you can look at today’s issues and decide how to take action by voting for your favorite non-profit organizations.  Read more »

Walking tour offers history of 9/11, WTC

It's no bigger than a playing card when folded.But open the "Walk and Remember" self-guided walking tour map and a find a path leading to rich history and iconic  local landmarks related to Sept. 11th.The commemorative walking tour is available only at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., in Manhattan. It's $3.95 and all proceeds go to help build and sustain the National September 11 Memorial & Museum under construction at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

Help create a tribute to 9/11 victims with Living Memorial Workshops

VOICES of September 11th conducts workshops throughout the year to assist victims' family members in the process of creating a tribute to their loved ones. Workshops are scheduled during the month of June in the VOICES offices in New Brunswick, New Jersey and New Canaan, CT as well as a number of locations in the tri-state area.  Read more »

A survivor's 9/11 response story: John Stiastny

One of nearly 2,000 members of the New York City Police Department dispatched to the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2001, John Stiastny arrived at the disaster site at about 1:00 that afternoon.A 12-year veteran assigned to the department's auto crime division in Queens in 2001, Stiastny was hit by falling debris and taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for a broken leg and injuries to his neck.  Read more »

Video: Flyover the 9/11 Memorial using Google Earth

In case you missed it. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Google Inc. partnered to produce a stunning third-dimensional landscape featuring the 9/11 Memorial.  The Memorial, which will open next year, can be explored through Google Earth.  Read more »

Counterterrorism Expert Bill Braniff Presents "Understanding Al-Qaeda": Watch Now (Updated)

Learn about Al-Qaeda's history and ideology from counterterrorism expert Bill Braniff, the director of external education at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center.  Braniff offered an insightful and engaging  lecture on May 19 as part of the 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.Braniff's lecture is now available online through    Read more »