9/11 Memorial

Norway Royalty Visits 9/11 Memorial, Recalls NY Trip at Time of 2001 Attacks

Norway's Crown Prince Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at sunrise today toured the 9/11 Memorial, which features the 9/11 Memorial Museum's pavilion designed by Snoetta, a Norwegian architecture firm.  Read more »

Mayor Bloomberg Plants 50th Oak Tree at 9/11 Memorial Plaza (Updated X6)

Above: Left to right, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Starr Foundation Chairman Maurice Greenberg and 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad plant the 50th oak tree on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo By Amy Dreher)At the World Trade Center site, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels planted the 50th tree on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial, which opens in less than a year. Tree plantings  Read more »

Watch 'We Remember” and Vote Today to Ensure Future Generations Learn about 9/11

We all remember where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001. We watched as terrorists attacked our country, striking the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed. In one morning, we felt our world change forever.Millions of children around the world today are too young to remember. It’s up to us to teach them and future generations about the events of 9/11 and how, in the aftermath, we came together to recover and heal.You can help the 9/11 Memorial in its mission to commemorate and educate by voting through  Read more »

Video: Mysterious $10k donation to 9/11 Memorial is 'Hope in a Box'

This week an anonymous donor stuffed $10,000 cash in a small donation box at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. The windfall was a stunning surprise and the largest cash donation ever. Since discovering the money in the box, which typically receives loose change and small bills, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels has been expressing his gratitude to this unknown benefactor. In case you missed it, here's how the New York Post reported the story.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy. Rebirth:  Read more »

Help Bridge Gap Between Concept and Reality, Vote for 9/11 Memorial With Members Project

Every day at the World Trade Center site is a new chance for us to make progress on the construction of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. And every week from now until the end of November is a new chance for you to help us win $200,000.As we finish building America’s tribute to those killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks of 2001 and 1993, please click here  Read more »

Today Marks Anniversary of Terror Bombing of USS Cole, 17 Sailors Killed in Blast Ten Years Ago

On October 12, 2000, 11 months before the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole was refueling at a port in Yemen when a motorboat approached and suicide bombers detonated 1,000 pounds of explosives. The blast killed 17 and injured 39 crew members, while blowing a hole forty-feet wide in the side of the ship. The attack was attributed to a cell within the al Qaeda network.  Read more »

Designers of ‘The MEMO blog’ provide unique experience

Websignia is described as a "boutique digital media agency" that specializes in discovering creative and technical solutions. The agency is also known for meeting clients' needs. The company did just that in designing the 9/11 Memorial's "The MEMO blog."  Read more »

New Video: Every Vote Counts, See How You Can Help

 Did you vote for the 9/11 Memorial yet? I did and I return each week to support the charity I'm proud to represent as the president and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial. I'm asking you to join me in this effort to secure $200,000 for the 9/11 Memorial.  Voting is easy as steps 1, 2 and 3.  Read more »

Need to Explore 9/11? There’s an App for that

If you haven't already, download the powerful "Explore 9/11" app for free at Apple's App store.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” website Here's a glance at the app's main features:  Read more »