Left: Pia Hofmann, Local 14, Operating Engineer, standing next to equipment. Photo by Michael Goodman. Right: Digital photograph depicting Carol Orazem wearing a white hard hat and her NYPD jacket. Gift of Carol Orazem.
In the weeks and months following 9/11, an army of tens of thousands converged at the World Trade Center site to aid in search and rescue and ultimately recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Today we highlight four exceptional women whose experiences are captured in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection.Read more
The "Anniversary in the Schools" webinar will deepen students' knowledge of the events of 9/11. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
Registration is now open for the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s “Anniversary in the Schools.” This free, annual webinar aims to provide a new, meaningful way to deepen students’ knowledge about the events of 9/11.Read more
Now-retired NYPD Detective Scott Strauss played a vital role in the rescue operation in the hours following the collapse of the Twin Towers.
On the morning of 9/11, Scott Strauss was on the train home when he heard over his Walkman that a plane struck the World Trade Center. As a detective with the Emergency Service Unit of the NYPD, he questioned how something like that could happen on such a beautiful day.Read more
Lolita Jackson, having worked at the World Trade Center for more than 10 years, has the unique experience of being a survivor of both the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Photo by Monika Graff, 9/11 Memorial.
Lolita Jackson, an employee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, survived both the Feb. 26, 1993, and Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. Lolita credits her survival on 9/11 to her experience in 1993.Read more
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer FDNY was on a routine call in lower Manhattan. Hearing the loud roar of an airplane overhead, Chief Pfeifer looked up to see hijacked Flight 11 crashing into the North Tower. He sprang into action, becoming the first chief to arrive at the World Trade Center.Read more