From the Memorial

behind the lense: the man photographing the world trade center site

Since construction began on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, there’s been one man who’s seen every angle, view and development.Joe Woolhead, the photographer capturing the World Trade Center site and memorial and museum’s construction, is working together with Silverstein Properties to document the progress.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview Site attracts visitors from around the world

Travelers across the United States and globe are coming to visit the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.“It’s part of the New York story and the world story,” said Arturo Cuenca speaking on the events of Sept. 11.  Cuenca, from Spain's Basque Country, stopped by the site June 15 during his first visit to New York City.  Read more »

Paramedic thanks visitors on first responders' day

Last Saturday, hundreds of first responders from across the country, who worked on the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, gathered for a day of reunion and remembrance.  Hundreds of visitors came out to show their support during the First Responders' Day events, which featured a parade, a concert, workshops and many other commemorative activities.Education and Partnerships Manager Katie Gora and I posted ourselves at the  Read more »

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 »