Now-retired NYPD Detective Scott Strauss played a vital role in the rescue operation in the hours following the collapse of the Twin Towers.
On the morning of 9/11, Scott Strauss was on the train home when he heard over his Walkman that a plane struck the World Trade Center. As a detective with the Emergency Service Unit of the NYPD, he questioned how something like that could happen on such a beautiful day.Read more
Visitor Services Volunteer and Docent Karen Lazar with Lindsay Watts, director of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s volunteer program, at Gracie Mansion for the 2017 Mayoral Service Recognition Award ceremony.
Karen Lazar, a 9/11 Memorial & Museum visitor services volunteer and docent, was recently awarded the 2017 Mayoral Service Recognition Award for completing more than 500 hours of service with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.Read more
Lolita Jackson, having worked at the World Trade Center for more than 10 years, has the unique experience of being a survivor of both the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Photo by Monika Graff, 9/11 Memorial.
Lolita Jackson, an employee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, survived both the Feb. 26, 1993, and Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. Lolita credits her survival on 9/11 to her experience in 1993.Read more
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, FDNY Chief Joseph Pfeifer FDNY was on a routine call in lower Manhattan. Hearing the loud roar of an airplane overhead, Chief Pfeifer looked up to see hijacked Flight 11 crashing into the North Tower. He sprang into action, becoming the first chief to arrive at the World Trade Center.Read more
First responders and family members attend the rescue and recovery ceremony in Foundation Hall. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a weeklong series of commemorative activities in recognition of the 16th anniversary of the end of the historic rescue, recovery and relief efforts at Ground Zero.Read more
Cheryl Stewart's "Where is Osama bin Laden?" sign. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum.
On this day in 2011, President Barack Obama announced to the nation that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a raid of his Abbottabad, Pakistan compound. The 9/11 Memorial Museum collection is home to several artifacts related to Operation Neptune Spear that represent this important moment in our nation’s history.Read more