9/11 Memorial

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Tributes left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Tributes left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Working at 9/11 Memorial: Through the Eyes of a Security Intern

Georgia Bender with Larry Mannion, Vice President of Security, Fire and Life Safety, at the 9/11 Memorial. Georgia Bender with Larry Mannion, Vice President of Security, Fire and Life Safety, at the 9/11 Memorial.

Georgia Bender reflects on her summer internship at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Interpretive Guide Shares Memorable Moments

Nicole Richardson leading a tour on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo: Jin Lee. Nicole Richardson leading a tour on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo: Jin Lee.

Nicole Richardson, an interpretive guide, shares some of her experiences and memories from her 9/11 Memorial guided tours.  Read more »

Honoring Purple Heart Day at 9/11 Memorial

Richard Cyril Rescorla pictured. Gift of the family of Richard Cyril Rescorla. Richard Cyril Rescorla pictured. Gift of the family of Richard Cyril Rescorla.

This Purple Heart Day, the 9/11 Memorial honors all recipients of this prestigious badge of merit. On 9/11, Rick Rescorla, recipient of a Purple Heart from the Vietnam War, helped to save thousands of his colleagues at Morgan Stanley.  Read more »

Photographer Tells Story Behind Mobile Memorial "Johnny’s Hot Dog Truck"

“Johnny Perna’s Hot Dog Truck” Staten Island, 2003 Photograph by Jonathan C. Hyman. Graphics by Jimbo “Johnny Perna’s Hot Dog Truck” Staten Island, 2003 Photograph by Jonathan C. Hyman. Graphics by Jimbo

Listen as photographer Jonathan C. Hyman discusses the story behind his photograph titled “Johnny Perna's Hot Dog Truck,” which is on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

A Standout Among a Firefighting Legacy Teeming with Courage

Radio used by FDNY Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. Photo by Michael Hnatov. Radio used by FDNY Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. Photo by Michael Hnatov.

Fire Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr. ended up beneath the rubble of the fallen tower, his emergency radio busted in the collapse.  Read more »

Place a Flag on the 9/11 Memorial on Fourth of July

A 9/11 Memorial visitor places an American flag in the parapets. Photo by 9/11 Memorial staff. A 9/11 Memorial visitor places an American flag in the parapets. Photo by 9/11 Memorial staff.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial are invited to join in celebration of the Fourth of July by placing an American flag in the parapets of the memorial pools.  Read more »

Remembering Capt. Hickey on Father’s Day

Brian Christopher Hickey's name on the South Memorial Pool. Brian Christopher Hickey's name on the South Memorial Pool.

This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families. On 9/11, Capt. Brian Hickey responded to the World Trade Center and died among many other fathers that day.  Read more »

Auction of 9/11 Steel Halted in Virginia

Beams from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Copyright, The Roanoke Times, reprinted by permission. Beams from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Copyright, The Roanoke Times, reprinted by permission.

The auction of a 9/11 memorial in Salem, Va. was halted after 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels urged to protect it.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Staff Member Remembers Ground Zero Recovery

Lou Mendes, VP Facilites for 9/11 Memorial (Photo: Jin Lee) Lou Mendes, VP Facilites for 9/11 Memorial (Photo: Jin Lee)

Lou Mendes is the Executive Vice President of Design, Construction and Facilities at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Mendes is one of three staff members who worked on both the recovery effort at Ground Zero and the construction and operation of the Memorial and Museum.  Read more »