Lady Liberty outside of the Battalion 9 firehouse in September, 2001. Photographer unknown.
Lady Liberty was the 9/11 Memorial Museum's first large artifact. “It may have started out as a gesture to one firehouse, but it performed as a collective alter of grief and respect,” Chief Curator Jan Ramirez said. “It is the co-mingling of shock, pride and compassion all tied up in tributes to the most famous of New York City icons. There isn’t anything more symbolic of New York City than the Statue of Liberty.”Read more
First responders and recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels announce a tribute to first responders and recovery workers in recognition of their efforts and the 10-year anniversary of the end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center site.Read more
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 reportRead more
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