Joe Daniels

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 »

The First of 400 Oak Trees Will Be Planted at the Memorial This Summer

The first of what will become a grove of nearly 400 trees on the Memorial Plaza, will arrive this summer at the World Trade Center site. Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, today announced this upcoming milestone.   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 »

Visionaries Support 9/11 Memorial at Tribeca Film Festival

More than 300 young, civic-minded and forward-looking professionals came out in support of the the 9/11 Memorial Visionary Circle on April 26, 2010 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The event was the second for the Visionary Circle which has succeeded in raising over $175,000 for the 9/11 Memorial. The event included a special screening of the film "The Space Between" which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.  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 »

Despite trying economic climate, accounting firms donate $4 million to 9/11 Memorial

Despite the slumped economy, four leading accounting firms have donated a total of $4 million to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers each pledged $1 million to help build and sustain the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

A view unlike any other at the 9/11 Memorial

I'm in a unique position. I see the arrivals of  most of the guests for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.They walk by the receiving desk at the lower Manhattan office on their way for construction updates, oral history appointments or consultations on exhibition design.  As they file pass me at breakneck speed, I'm always left with the sense that they're unaware of how many people who have visited this office, people as deeply involved as they are.  Read more »

United by Hope, OKC bombing occured 15 years ago today (Updated X4)

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, an act of domestic terrorism that killed 168 people.  A memorial  Read more »