9/11 Memorial Preview Site

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 »

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 »

Counterterrorism Expert Bill Braniff Presents "Understanding Al-Qaeda": Watch Now (Updated)

Learn about Al-Qaeda's history and ideology from counterterrorism expert Bill Braniff, the director of external education at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center.  Braniff offered an insightful and engaging  lecture on May 19 as part of the 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.Braniff's lecture is now available online through    Read more »

Dissecting al Qaeda in 9/11, today and Tomorrow speakers series

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., counterterrorism expert Bill Braniff will explain the deadly inner-workings al Qaeda as part of the 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., in Manhattan.On June 23, Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times reporter David Rohde (pronounced Road) will headline a lecture on the Taliban. Rohde escaped the Taliban after being held captive from November 2008 to June 2009.  Read more »

9/11 Speakers Series provides lesson on understading a relentless enemy - al Qaeda

CBS's 60 minutes recently had a report on homegrown terrorists, American citizens like the recent "would-be Times Square bomber, who have traveled abroad for terrorist training in order to attack  America or its allies."Recruiting sympathizers is just one page in al Qaeda's war strategy. Learn about other plans and the history and ideology of the terrorist group from counterterrorism expert Bill Braniff, the director of external education at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center.  Braniff is giving a presentation  Read more »

Take a walking tour of a downtown NYC community steeped in rich history

The 9/11 Memorial welcomes visitors and the city's residents to take a walk of remembrance through a commemorative self-guided tour of lower Manhattan.  A rich history exists in downtown and the 9/11 Memorial is providing a guide to easily find local landmarks associated with events of September 11, 2001. Tourists can also learn about the history and future of the 16-acre WTC site.Called the 9/11 Commemorative Tour around the World Trade Center, the guide takes you to  points of interest like the  Read more »

Teaching 9/11 to students, to the world

On a recent Saturday, the 9/11 Memorial Museum staff collaborated with the United Federation of Teachers, or UFT, in an open house event at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. We hosted a panel with New York City teachers, who have used our resources to create dynamic and inspiring 9/11 teaching tools for their classes. Additionally, we presented plans for the memorial museum and highlighted available educational resources.Included in those resources are  Read more »

The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site is featured in 'citybuzz'

The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site is creating a buzz.The Preview Site is featured in a video made for Citybuzz, a traveler's broadcast shown in nearly 200 hotels in New York and Chicago, convention centers and aboard commercial flights.The video highlights places to see and the things to do in New York City, including the Preview Site. At the 28-minute mark of the video, listen to 9/11 Memorial Joe Daniels describe the space as a "preview of what will be in the memorial museum."  Read more »

View panel discussion on 9/11 Terror Trials online

If you missed the discussion between a panel of legal and security experts on the pending 9/11 terror trials, view it on The MEMO blog in HD.The video of this unique experience is brought to you by WNET.ORG's THIRTEEN Forum, which is providing this panel discussion and others on various topics for free online. The terror trial lecture will also be available for download through Apple’s iTunesThe three-person panel was part of the  Read more »

Panel of experts strips away some of the many layers of the pending 9/11 terror trials

A panel of legal and security experts expressed several interesting views on the pending 9/11 terror trials, including the location of the federal hearing and Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.The discussion on Wednesday was part of the 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series hosted by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  According to a news report  Read more »