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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald leads a tour of the museum, which opens in 2012. (Amy Dreher photo) 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald leads a tour of the museum, which opens in 2012. (Amy Dreher photo)

Through "The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial," readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

"Like" our newly launched National September 11 Memorial & Museum Facebook Page

On Monday, February 14, 2011, we will officially close our Friends Memorial Facebook account and will move to the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum page. We value the Friends Memorial community and the comments, questions and feedback we receive on a daily basis. Let’s continue the conversation at the new page. Please "Like" the new page at:National September 11 Memorial and Museum The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Page promises to:  Read more »

Explore 9/11: Architect Wagner discusses WTC cleanup, 9/11 Museum Artifacts

 Architect Mark Wagner is an associate partner at the architecture firm Davis Brody Bond Aedas,which designed the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening in 2012 at the World Trade Center site. In the aftermath of 9/11, Wagner served as project architect for the World Trade Center Archive, a project charged with the onsite collection and preservation of artifacts recovered at the WTC site. The “Exploring 9/11″ webcast series is exclusively produced for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and is hosted by   Read more »

Author Sharon Watts Signs Books This Saturday at 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

  Capt. Patrick J. Brown of  New York City’s fire department  was a remarkable man.  So intriguing, Sharon Watts, his former fiancée, decided to chronicle his heroism and charming idiosyncrasies after his death on Sept. 11. Armed with personal stories from friends and family members, Sharon was able to paint a vibrant picture of a hero lost, but not forgotten. Watts will sign copies of  her book work, “Miss You, Pat,” on Feb. 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m  Read more »

On the Wings of memory, Flight attendant's story makes a full circle

Arkansas native Sara Low, 28, had logged only a few years as a flight attendant before boarding California-bound Flight 11 in Boston’s Logan Airport in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001. After terrorists seized control of American Airlines Flight 11, authorities believe that Sara gave her telephone calling card to fellow flight attendant, Madeline Amy Sweeney, who used an “airfone” to relay critical information to the ground.  Read more »

Signs of Support: Merchants hospitality backs the 9/11 memorial

 The view–gorgeous.  The pizza—divine.  Take a moment and stop by the Merchants River House. If you are looking for casual ambiance, American fare, and a view you can show off to your visiting mother-in-law, Merchants River House is your place. Formerly known as Steamers Landing, the Merchants River House caters to a crowd less interested in endless seafood and more interested in making their dollar go the extra mile.  The prices have dropped, but the quality remains, the Downtown Express  Read more »

'The Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart joins 9/11 Memorial's Board of Directors (Updated X3)

Above: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Jon Stewart share the stage at annual 9/11 Memorial benefit dinner in September. "The Daily Show" host John Stewart was appointed today to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's board of directors.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's chairman of the board, introduced Stewart to the now 48-member board during its quarterly meeting. Stewart thank the mayor, the board and said he would do whatever he could do to help.    Read more »

H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Take Part in 'The Diary' Exhibit at Morgan Library & Musuem (Updated)

 A selection of writings by members of  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 are being featured in an exhibit at the Morgan Library Museum until May 22.  H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 is a volunteer disaster response nonprofit organization.  Read more »

NYC, 9/11 Memorial Top Travel Destination Across the Board

CNN, USA Today, Lonely Planet  Read more »

New social network Broadcastr shares audio from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent archive

 The 9/11 Memorial has just recently announced a featured partnership with Broadcastr, a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Selections from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent archive of oral history and remembrances will be regularly updated and available on the site’s growing network.  Read more »