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Brooklyn School Renamed to Honor 9/11 Firefighter

Vernon Richard's portrait and profile on the 9/11 Memorial Guide. Vernon Richard's portrait and profile on the 9/11 Memorial Guide.

The FDNY High School in East New York will become the Capt. Vernon A. Richard HS for Fire & Life Safety on June 30.  Read more »

USA Today Nominates 9/11 Memorial Museum as Best Patriotic Landmark

Visitors at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. Visitors at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

To support the 9/11 Memorial Museum, vote in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2016 poll for best patriotic landmark.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Members of the U.S. Navy at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff. Members of the U.S. Navy at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff.

The Lens: capturing life and events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Recognizing War Hero Who Led WTC Survivors to Safety on 9/11

Richard Cyril Rescorla.  Gift of the family of Richard Cyril Rescorla. Richard Cyril Rescorla. Gift of the family of Richard Cyril Rescorla.

Richard Cyril Rescorla, a retired U.S. Army colonel and Vietnam veteran saved thousands of lives on Sept. 11. Today he was honored on what would have been his 77th birthday with a white rose at the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Are Honored at Memorial Museum

Ceremony participants near the Last Column Ceremony participants near the Last Column

A tribute marked the recognition of the anniversary of the formal end of recovery operations, which ended May 30, 2002.  Read more »

John Feal’s Red Bomber Jacket Added to Museum Collection

Photo of Feal’s jacket Photo of Feal’s jacket

John’s red jacket became a symbol of unity among first responders and was worn through advocacy efforts for the reauthorization of the Zadroga Act. The jacket is now a part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection.  Read more »

Cybersecurity: Unlocking the iPhone Debate

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and former NSA cyber official Robert K. Knake. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and former NSA cyber official Robert K. Knake. Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum explores the debate about unlocking the iPhone for security reasons. The event is being streamed live.  Read more »

Colleagues Use Special Chair to Save Quadriplegic on 9/11

Evacuation chair used on 9/11. Anonymous Gift. Photo by Matt Flynn. Evacuation chair used on 9/11. Anonymous Gift. Photo by Matt Flynn.

An evacuation chair that helped a quadriplegic evacuate from the 69th floor of the North Tower on Sept. 11 is on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

FDNY and NYPD rescue and recovery workers salute the Last Column. Photo by Jin Lee. FDNY and NYPD rescue and recovery workers salute the Last Column. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Story Behind the Last Column’s First Markings

The Last Column in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. The Last Column in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Last Column is covered in markings and affixed memorabilia left by rescue and recovery workers. Learn the story behind its first markings.  Read more »