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 »

Panel of experts strips away some of the many layers of the pending 9/11 terror trials

A panel of legal and security experts expressed several interesting views on the pending 9/11 terror trials, including the location of the federal hearing and Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.The discussion on Wednesday was part of the 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series hosted by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  According to a news report  Read more »

Trials of terror revealed (Updated)

This evening three experts will discuss the pending 9/11 terror trials at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. in lower Manhattan.The event, which is fully booked, is part of the 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series scheduled for 6:30 p.m. If you couldn't secure a seat to hear this discussion on the terror trials, 9/11 security concerns and Sept. 11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, log on to THIRTEEN Forum  Read more »

9/11 Terror Trials probed in upcoming event (Updated X2)

(Audio) Join the 9/11 Memorial for an evening of discussionA diverse panel of experts will discuss the pending 9/11 terror trials and Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at 6:30 p.m., April 28, at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.  Read more »


This morning, the Board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation approved $2.29 million in funds to help support key elements of the Museum's exhibitions, including the Introductory Exhibition which is rendered above. The funds will make possible the development of multimedia displays authentic voices of those who experienced and survived the attacks. A core component of the exhibition will feature firsthand accounts using audio recordings, including  Read more »

Make History today

Join others who are contributing to the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum by sharing stories, videos or pictures for the Make History project.  Whether you were in lower Manhattan on 9/11 or watching the events unfold on a television in Serbia, we are encouraging you to contribute to documenting this historic moment.Make History is a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack sites and around the world.  Read more »

Welcome to THE MEMO, a blog for everyone

Walking into the Memorial and Museum offices today, I passed the same wall clock that I pass every day.  Instead of the time, the clock displays the number of days until the permanent, public opening of the Memorial on September 11, 2011. Today, that number is 534—we’re less than a year and a half away.  Read more »