From the Museum

AUDIO: Therapy Dogs Play Crucial Role After 911

  Rachel McPherson is the founder and executive director of the Good Dog Foundation, a New York City-based pet therapy organization. Rachel trains therapy dogs and brings them to patients in need. Cancer survivors and the elderly have all benefited from the pets who aid in the healing process. But after 9/11, the caring canines would play a role in consoling people emotionally burdened by the events of the attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Curator: Photo ID Cards Found at ground zero tell stories

Of the items that remained from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, identification cards of personel were some of the most prevalent.  Salvaged by recovery workers and forensic experts from the Fresh Kills landfill, a recovered ID badge was often the only evidence that someone had been in the WTC complex on Sept. 11. Authorities went to great lengths to return IDs to victims’ families and survivors.  Read more »

Video: Nation Repairs U.S. Flag Pulled From WTC Rubble, Fox News Reports

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comThe above video is from Fox News’ “The Rise of Freedom."  In this recent broadcast, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith reports on the National 9/11 Flag, which was pulled from the World Trade Center site after 9/11 and is now being stitched back together as it travels the country. The flag will return to New York, where it will become part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum's collection.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  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.Work before work:    Read more »

Video: Movie Trailer of 9/11-Inspired Volunteers

The trailer for the documentary "New York Says Thank You" provides a glimspe into a 9/11-inspired nation banding together to volunteer. The title of the documentary is taken from the national charity group founded by Jeff Parness. Read more about   New York Says Thank You Foundation.  The movie is to be released in 2011. (No official release date as of Dec. 27.) By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

Video: 9/11 Memorial's Speakers Series Explores Volunteerism

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VIDEO: Model makers recreate World Trade Center, Fox News reports

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comAbove: Veteran news anchor Shepard Smith narrates another installment of the Fox News video series, “Rise of Freedom.”Shep takes us to Hoboken, NJ, to meet Ed Wood and Leszek Stefanski, partners of Radii Inc – a firm responsible for creating exceptionally detailed and accurate scale models, including one of the World Trade Center site. Lasers precisely cut the models, guided by actual architectural plans.  Read more »

'Survivor Tree' That Withstood 9/11 Attacks Returns to WTC to Grow on Memorial Plaza (Update X3)

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Chris Ward today planted the “survivor tree,” marking its homecoming to the World Trade Center site. Bloomberg, who is Chairman of the 9/11 Memorial, also announced the completion of structural steel for the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion.9/11 survivors Keating Crown, Tom Canavan and Ret. FDNY Lt. Mickey Kross also attended the planting of the Survivor Tree.  Read more »

The Season of Giving is here: Help build the 9/11 Memorial

The holidays are fast approaching. Share the gift of history by sponsoring a memorial cobblestone, which will  line the paths of the 9/11 Memorial’s plaza at the World Trade Center site – eight beautiful landscaped acres that will include two massive reflecting pools and more than 400 oak trees.  Read more »

Final Round to vote for $200K for 9/11 Memorial

The final round for voting has arrived, and we need your help more than ever.In order to realize the 9/11 Memorial's mission to honor and remember the victims of 9/11 and the 1993 attacks, we are asking you to help us secure $200,000 from the American Express Members Project.Voting is easy:  Read more »