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9/11 Survivors Reunite at Survivor Tree 10 Years Later

Survivor Richard Eichen and the stranger who drove him home on September 11, 2001. Photo courtesy of Richard Eichen. Survivor Richard Eichen and the stranger who drove him home on September 11, 2001. Photo courtesy of Richard Eichen.

Before survivors Richard Eichen and Lucy Gonzales evacuated from the 90th floor of the North Tower he told her, "Lucy, we’re not leaving anybody behind. We got to get out of here, we’re starting to burn."  Read more »

New Video Highlights Survivor Tree Seedling Program

The Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo: Jin Lee) The Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo: Jin Lee)

For the last five years, filmmaker Scott Elliott has been creating an independent documentary titled “The Trees” about the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Documentary Tells Story of Survivor Tree, Memorial Grove

The Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo: Amy Dreher) The Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

On Thursday, award-winning filmmaker Scott Elliott published a piece in The New York Times highlighting his new feature-length documentary, “The Trees,” which tells the story of the 400 white oak trees on the Memorial.  Read more »

Survivor Tree Represents Resiliency, Strength

Since 9/11 recovery efforts, the Survivor Tree has served as a symbol of strength and rebuilding. (Photo: Jin Lee) Since 9/11 recovery efforts, the Survivor Tree has served as a symbol of strength and rebuilding. (Photo: Jin Lee)

We asked our Facebook followers what they thought the Survivor Tree represented to them.  Read more »

Fort Hood Receives Survivor Tree Seedlings

Saplings from the 9/11 Memorial are given to communities that endured tragedy in recent years. (Photo: Amy Dreher) Saplings from the 9/11 Memorial are given to communities that endured tragedy in recent years. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas is the latest community to receive seedlings from the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Girls Battling Cancer Honor 9/11 Victims, Visit Memorial

Girls from Camp Simcha placed American flags on the 9/11 Memorial on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy of Camp Simcha) Girls from Camp Simcha placed American flags on the 9/11 Memorial on Monday. (Photo: Courtesy of Camp Simcha)

Donning green shirts and pink hats, about 100 young girls battling cancer visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Monday afternoon for a special event allowing them to learn about and commemorate 9/11.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Welcomes Active, Retired U.S. Military Service Members

Active and retired military tie yellow ribbons on the Survivor Tree in honor of Veterans Day this month. (Amy Dreher photo) Active and retired military tie yellow ribbons on the Survivor Tree in honor of Veterans Day this month. (Amy Dreher photo)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels is honored to meet many of the families, colleagues and friends, of the nearly 3,000 9/11 victims. He will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the “Thank You for Visiting” series on the MEMO blog.  Read more »

Wounded Warriors Visit Memorial

Travis Mills, his wife Kelsey Mills, their 9-month-old daughter Chloe and other military families gather around the Survivor Tree at the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo by Sarah Lippman) Travis Mills, his wife Kelsey Mills, their 9-month-old daughter Chloe and other military families gather around the Survivor Tree at the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo by Sarah Lippman)

Post-9/11 war veterans visit New York City and 9/11 Memorial on Independence Day.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher Photo) (Amy Dreher Photo)

Spring ushers in blossoms on the Survivor Tree.  Read more »

'Survivor Tree' That Withstood 9/11 Attacks Returns to WTC to Grow on Memorial Plaza (Update X3)

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Chris Ward today planted the “survivor tree,” marking its homecoming to the World Trade Center site. Bloomberg, who is Chairman of the 9/11 Memorial, also announced the completion of structural steel for the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion.9/11 survivors Keating Crown, Tom Canavan and Ret. FDNY Lt. Mickey Kross also attended the planting of the Survivor Tree.  Read more »