9/11 Memorial & Museum

New social network Broadcastr shares audio from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent archive

 The 9/11 Memorial has just recently announced a featured partnership with Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Selections from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent archive of oral history and remembrances will be regularly updated and available on the site’s growing network.  Read more »

A Dispatch From National 9/11 Flag Tour (Updated)

Looking over a photograph of retired Army Col. David Brostrom, whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, Jeff Parness couldn't help but zero in on Bromstrom's expression.His lips pursed, Brostrom appears to be fighting back tears, his gaze lost in the field of stars and stripes on the National 9/11 Flag sprawled out before him in Hawaii last month."Take a look at the expression on David's face," said Parness, the founder of New York Says Thank You Foundation  Read more »

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 »

VIDEO: Shep Smith on the future of WTC Site

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comShep discusses the future of the World Trade Center site with World Trade Center Properties, LLC President, Janno Lieber. The two chat about the importance of having new, high-tech buildings downtown to attract potential tenants, the turnover of city, state, and local governments over the years, and current status of construction.Fox News has been documenting the progress at the World Trade Center site. Catch past episodes here  Read more »

Paper Collection: VP Cheney's Remarks After 2001 Attacks

 This is the first story in a three-part series featuring words from ephemera collector Michael Ragsdale Ragsdale has been a collector of New York City event-specific paper ephemera and autographs since 1997.  Read more »

A Three-Part Series: Pieces of Paper, Pages of 9/11 History

Starting tomorrow, The MEMO blog will carry a three-part series featuring the words from ephemera collector Michael Ragsdale.  Ragsdale has been a collector of New York City event-specific paper ephemera and autographs since 1997.  He started collecting the items for fun while he worked as a cameraman capturing various events for  C-SPAN, Columbia University, the Manhattan Institute, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell and others.   Read more »

Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After – health effects of WTC dust

 Dr. Paul Lioy is a professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also the Director of Exposure Science at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers University and author of the book, “Dust: The Inside Story of its Role in the September 11 Aftermath.” During the interview, Dr. Lioy summarizes the different phases of exposure in the days and weeks after 9/11, emphasizing the features and health effects of the World Trade Center dust.  Read more »

Every vote, artifact counts: Betsy Gotbaum gives back to 9/11 Memorial

On 9/11, many people recall a day that began like any other, marked by a strikingly clear blue sky. They can vividly identify where they were or what they were doing as the attacks began to unfold.  Read more »