9/11 Memorial

A Living history: The stories behind 9/11 artifacts

"A Living History: The Stories Behind 9/11 Artifacts" is a three-part series written by oral historian Jenny Pachucki of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and edited by Meghan Walsh, a communications associate for the 9/11 Memorial. The following is a preview to the series, which begins Tuesday, July 13. The collection of artifacts recently spread out on a table before the 9/11 Memorial Museum's curators and exhibitions team stirred their enthusiasm.    Read more »

Britain marks 5th anniversary of terror attack

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 report  Read more »

Sea to Shinning Sea

Displaying Old Glory: Members of the FDNY and volunteers unfurl a U.S. flag recovered from ground zero that was stitched back together several years later with parts of other American flags. (Photo by Michael Frazier)Like Americans across the country, today I'm celebrating July 4th with family and friends.  And like you, sometime between the barbeques and the fireworks, I’ll be sure to pause to remember the values upon which our country was founded, and for which so many young men and women have given their lives.  Read more »

Rebuilding: The first director of WTC looks toward the future as he recalls the past

The first director of the World Trade Center and the man behind the twin towers' original construction recalled picking the architect for what were once the world's tallest buildings and his ongoing relationship with the Frenchman who walked a high wire strung between the two skyscrapers.The WTC's first director, Guy Tozzoli, chatted Monday with museum staff of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum  Read more »

Actor robert de niro joins 9/11 memorial to show signs of support (Updated X3)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was joined today by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and members of the business community who gathered in Tribeca to encourage businesses to take part in the Signs of Support initiative.  Read more »

9/11 memorial construction continues moving forward

Above: Two photographs show the ongoing construction of the 9/11 Memorial with the first (left) displaying the beginning steps of reconstruction at the World Trade Center site in 2007, while the second photo shows the site as it looks today.  (Photos by Joe Woolhead)Since construction officially began on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in 2006, the World Trade Center site has transformed.  Read more »

rsvp now to hear NYT reporter discuss escape from the taliban in the 9/11 speaker series tomorrow

The asking price for David Rohde's release was $25 million.Tomorrow evening, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Rohde will discuss his seven-month captivity with the Taliban as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" Speakers Series.  The New York Times reporter is set to talk about the Taliban mini-state currently training suicide attackers and roadside bomb-makers who kill Afghan, American and Pakistani soldiers.The "Escaping the Taliban" event featuring Rohde is Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the  Read more »

People make history by capturing 9/11 events

This photo, taken of a man making a call the first day the New York Stock Exchange opened after the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured by Harry Zernike. It can now be viewed through the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History initiative.Following the events of 9/11, major communication lines in lower Manhattan were down, making it impossible for business to run as usual.  The New York Stock Exchange reopened September 17 after almost a week of inactivity, as did many other downtown businesses.  Read more »

your vote today can help the 9/11 memorial pay tribute to the thousands of lives lost

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum continues to be a candidate for funding from American Express through the Members Project, a partnership between American Express and TakePart to help people everywhere support charitable organizations.Help make us one of five charities that will share a total of $1,000,000 in funding from American Express. The funding will help us better fulfill our mission, and it takes just a mouse-click  Read more »

queen of England to tour ground zero next month

According to the Associated Press, Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to visit the former World Trade Center site July 6 as part of her upcoming North American tour to pay tribute to the 2,982 lives lost on 9/11, including the 67 British victims.This will be the queen’s first visit to the site, also known as Ground Zero and the site of the 9/11 Memorial  Read more »