9/11

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 »

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 »

A NYT reporter recounts escaping the taliban as part of 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series

The 9/11 Memorial introduces David Rohde, a two-time Pulitzer prize winning reporter, as its fourth speaker for the “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.Last month, a counterterrorism expert discussed the deadly inner workings of al-Qaeda.  Read more »

Help take part & vote for 9/11 Memorial to win $200K in funding

Vote for the 9/11 Memorial to receive $200,000 through TakePart’s Members Project.American Express and TakePart, a social action network, have joined together to help drive citizen engagement and social action.  Through its Members Project, you can look at today’s issues and decide how to take action by voting for your favorite non-profit organizations.  Read more »

New Jersey Church is building memorial using WTC steel recovered post-9/11

A church in Vernon, N.J., will soon join dozens of other communities across the country by building a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with a piece of World Trade Center steel serving as the centerpiece.The national 9/11 Memorial will open next year at the World Trade Center.According to a report on New Jersey.com, Rev. John Boland, the pastor of St. Francis De Sales Church, said:  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 »

WTC steel arrives at Louisiana firehouse after years-long wait

A 20-foot beam from the remains of the destroyed World Trade Center was greeted with bowed head, tears and prayer when it was recently received at a fire district in Louisiana.According to a St.Tammany News report by Suzanne Le Breton, Fire District 12 Deputy Chief Steve Krentel has been trying to get a piece of WTC steel for use for a memorial for years. The beam reportedly arrived this month on a trailer, draped in an American flag,  Read more »

families, friends of terror attack victims needed for commemorative memorial exhibition (Updated X6)

When the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in 2012, it will be a place of which we will be very proud.  That means fulfilling our mission to commemorate the various lives of the 2,982 victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and February 26, 1993.The Memorial Exhibition  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 »