Afghanistan

Former Ambassador Highlights Nation-Building at 9/11 Museum Program

Last night, the 9/11 Memorial Museum hosted a program with guest speaker Zalmay Khalilzad, a former ambassador to the United Nations, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  Read more »

February Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider. U.S. envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins speaks with former ambassador Ryan Crocker and Clifford Chanin in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Ben Hider.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum hosts two programs in February, “Diplomacy in Afghanistan: An Inside View” and “The Fight Against ISIS.”  Read more »

9/11 Widow Sends Care Packages to Troops in Afghanistan

A Thank You poster allows Christie Coombs and other project participants to thank the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie Coombs) A Thank You poster allows Christie Coombs and other project participants to thank the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie Coombs)

A 9/11 widow has garnered the help of her local community in organizing and sending out more than 25 care packages for troops in Afghanistan that will enable them to also honor 9/11.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Staffer Continues to Serve

(Archive photo by Jin Lee) (Archive photo by Jin Lee)

Ricardo Benejam has found a way to continue serving his country and fellow veterans, after completing two stints in Afghanistan.  Read more »

Army Sgt. Serving in Afghanistan Honors Wish of 9/11 Victim's Father

Army 1st. Sgt. Mark Baker wore a pair of flight attendant wings while serving in Afghanistan in honor of an airline attendant killed on 9/11. (Courtesy photo) Army 1st. Sgt. Mark Baker wore a pair of flight attendant wings while serving in Afghanistan in honor of an airline attendant killed on 9/11. (Courtesy photo)

An Army sergeant who wore a pair of flight attendant wings while serving in Afghanistan in honor of an American Airlines Flight 11 attendant gave an oral history about the wings to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

A Dispatch From National 9/11 Flag Tour (Updated)

Looking over a photograph of retired Army Col. David Brostrom, whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, Jeff Parness couldn't help but zero in on Bromstrom's expression.His lips pursed, Brostrom appears to be fighting back tears, his gaze lost in the field of stars and stripes on the National 9/11 Flag sprawled out before him in Hawaii last month."Take a look at the expression on David's face," said Parness, the founder of New York Says Thank You Foundation  Read more »