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CNN: New Life at World Trade Center Site

CNN provided extensive coverage of the Memorial today. Please view a news story featuring a tour of the Memorial and read an opinion piece by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on the website by clicking here  Read more »

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart MC’s National September 11 Memorial & Museum annual benefit dinner (Updated)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who serves as chairman of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, hosted the charity's third annual benefit dinner last night. Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" served as the event's master of ceremonies. Bloomberg was a recent guest on Stewart's show. The dinner put a spotlight on the progress made toward the goal of opening the 9/11 Memorial on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It also highlighted teh stories of volunteerism and compassion that was spawned from the events of Sept. 11th.  Read more »

First of about 400 swamp white oak trees are being planted on 9/11 Memorial's plaza (Updated X4)

(Click full-screen icon to increase view)9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni has welcomed the arrival and planting of the first trees on the Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

The first of 400 trees planned for 9/11 Memorial's plaza is heading to WTC site (Updated)

Update: Several trees were planted on the memorial plaza on Saturday. Return to The MEMO soon for more pictures and information about the planting. Until then, read this story about this landmark tree move that brought life back to the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview Site welcomes millionth visitor less than a year after opening (Updated X2)

Like the hundreds of thousands before her, Vibeke Arensbak traveled to the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. to pay her respects and learn more about the memorial and museum.   But today Arensbak of Denmark would help the Preview Site achieve an incredible milestone.Arensbak became the Preview Site's millionth visitor, a landmark reached less than a year after the Preview Site opened its doors on August 26, 2009.9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said, "  Read more »

A president greets a queen

 The recent visit of Queen Elizabeth II of England was special to New York City, her first trip there since 1976. It was also an exceptional moment for 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, who greeted the queen on his birthday as she briefly toured the future site of the memorial.  Read more »

Stitch by Stitch, restoring U.S. flag recovered from Ground Zero

In case you missed it: Ashen, tattered and blowing in the wind, the torn United States flag was recovered after the World Trade Center crumbled.  The flag was stitched back together several years later and grew into a symbol that reinforces the same commitment to service and volunteerism experienced across the country and world on Sept. 12, 2001.  Read more »

Britain marks 5th anniversary of terror attack

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the multiple suicide bombings on July 7, 2005, that killed 52 people in London. The terror attacks occured on three subway cars and a bus."It was a dreadful day, but it is also a day that will remain, I believe, a symbol of the enduring bravery of the British people," Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons, according to an Associated Press report  Read more »

Sea to Shinning Sea

Displaying Old Glory: Members of the FDNY and volunteers unfurl a U.S. flag recovered from ground zero that was stitched back together several years later with parts of other American flags. (Photo by Michael Frazier)Like Americans across the country, today I'm celebrating July 4th with family and friends.  And like you, sometime between the barbeques and the fireworks, I’ll be sure to pause to remember the values upon which our country was founded, and for which so many young men and women have given their lives.  Read more »

Meet Joe Daniels, the 9/11 Memorial President

Joe Daniels is not your ordinary CEO.  He has run with the bulls in Pamplona, bungee jumped 330 feet in the Alps, and attempted a 360-degree turn while skiing in Colorado.Daniels currently serves as the President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum  Read more »