The national flag of Belgium is seen among international flags installed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The installation recalls the flags that flew in the mezzanine level of the original Twin Towers. Some of the flags, which were not on display on 9/11, are part of the museum’s collection.
This morning the first message I saw: “CBSNY: At least 13 killed in explosions at Brussels airport, metro.” In that short message the mechanics of the aftermath of another terrorist attack was brought into my family’s home.Read more
The powerful “Explore 9/11” app has arrived. Download it for free . The app is a guide for deconstructing and understanding 9/11 through the eyes of witnesses. It has three main features that include a tour, a display of 9/11-related photos based on your location and an interactive timeline. 11. The images used for “Explore 9/11” are pulled from the 9/11 Memorial’s “Make History” websiteRead more
With rumbling tailpipes, a team of motorcyclists ushered a large World Trade Center beam across Florida.Before the attacks of Sept. 11, the nearly 12-foot-long beam supported a window in the WTC's north tower for more than 30 years, according to a report written by Matt Soergel of The Florida Times-Union.Read more
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the multiple suicide bombings on July 7, 2005, that killed 52 people in London. The terror attacks occured on three subway cars and a bus."It was a dreadful day, but it is also a day that will remain, I believe, a symbol of the enduring bravery of the British people," Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons, according to an Associated Press reportRead more
In case you missed it. Children from across the globe handmade most of the 3,000 heartfelt gifts that make up the one-of-a-kind “Dear Hero” collection, which is comprised of poignant letters, heartfelt drawings and other tokens of gratitude delivered to firehouses across New York City after the 2001 terrorist attacks.Read more
Independent photojournalist Catherine Leuthold had survived the collapse of the World Trade Center's south tower.Feeling uncertain about whether she would escape what was to come in the attack, she sought a reflective surface. She found a large mirror, pointed her camera at it and snapped a shot. "I took this picture in a deli on Broadway across from St. Paul's (Church) to document that I had survived the first (tower) collapse, and if anything happened to me they would find my camera and film for ID purposes," Leuthold recalled.Read more
It is revered as the stalwart pear tree that survived the 9/11 attacks. But a pair of March storms that brought strong winds, and pounded New York with heavy rains, damaged the so-called Survivor Tree. It was uprooted in those storms, leading to major concerns for its caretakers.9/11 Memorial project manager Ron VegaRead more