exploring 9/11: the world before and after (June)

//Thomas Hegghammer, senior fellow at the Norwegian Defense Research Institute, discusses his research on violent jihadists in Saudi Arabia, and their failure to overthrow the Saudi systemThomas Hegghammer, senior fellow at the Norwegian Defense Research Institute, discusses his research on violent jihadists in Saudi Arabia and their failure to overthrow the Saudi system.  He is the author of  "Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979."  Read more »

Long Island man donates 150 American flags to museum (Updated)

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, American citizens were extremely passionate about displaying flags and related patriotic merchandise in public. Newspapers like the New York Times even provided colorful printed American flag inserts that could be used for window display. Flags quickly grew more abundant throughout homes and business across the nation.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial partners with non-profit for national day of service

MyGoodDeed, a 9/11 non-profit organization, announced its plans Wednesday to organize the largest day of service in U.S. history on Sept. 11, 2011 in honor and commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the attacks, according to PR Newswire  Read more »

Watch Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT reporter discuss Taliban capture

In case you missed it, here's a video of two-time Pulitzer prize winner David Rohde, who discussed his capture before a crowd at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. His story was part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series.  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 »

Lower Manhattan resident captures 9/11 destruction in vivid detail

Above: Two photos depict the scene of lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11.  The first photo (left) is an image of Battery Park covered in ash.  The second photo  is the scene at Battery Park Pier as many people tried to leave Manhattan via ferry boats.  (Photos by Hiro Oshima)The above photographs, taken by New Yorker Hiro Oshima, show the images he saw when he evacuated his lower Manhattan residence on Sept. 11.  The images are now part of the  Read more »

Collection highlights aftermath of 9/11 attacks

Above: Michael Ragsdale discusses pieces of his collection with 9/11 Memorial Museum exhibition researcher Liz Mazucci. (Photo by Michael Frazier) After watching the Sept. 11 attacks unfold, Michael Ragsdale started a personal campaign to collect fliers, cards and brochures that marked the day’s events and the subsequent months.“I decided to collect stuff that I felt would be ignored,” he said.  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 »

9/11 Memorial Preview Site attracts visitors from around the world

Travelers across the United States and globe are coming to visit the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.“It’s part of the New York story and the world story,” said Arturo Cuenca speaking on the events of Sept. 11.  Cuenca, from Spain's Basque Country, stopped by the site June 15 during his first visit to New York City.  Read more »

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 »