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

U. S. Air Force Honor Guard folds an American flag at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.  U. S. Air Force Honor Guard folds an American flag at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

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Museum Talks to Highlight WTC Steel Buried in Afghanistan

Col. Mark Mitchell presents a map showing location of buried World Trade Center steel in Afghanistan to 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald. Photo by Amy Dreher. Col. Mark Mitchell presents a map showing location of buried World Trade Center steel in Afghanistan to 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald. Photo by Amy Dreher.

A new talk in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium tells the story of a map on view in the museum that lists locations of World Trade Center steel soldiers buried in Afghanistan.  Read more »

Personal Stories Connect Military Community to 9/11

(L-R) Master Sgt. Bubba Beason and Kathleen Santora while on active duty in the Middle East. (L-R) Master Sgt. Bubba Beason and Kathleen Santora while on active duty in the Middle East.

In honor of the upcoming five-day Salute to Service and Veterans Day, listen to two oral histories from veterans who dedicated their military service to those killed on 9/11.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Museum Honors Veterans Day with Salute to Service

Members of the United States military place a wreath at the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza during last year's Salute to Service. Photo by Jin Lee. Members of the United States military place a wreath at the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial plaza during last year's Salute to Service. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will honor Veterans Day with a special five-day Salute to Service.  Read more »

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

Probationary Firefighters at the 9/11 Memorial on October 25, 2015. Photo by Ben Hider. Probationary Firefighters at the 9/11 Memorial on October 25, 2015. Photo by Ben Hider.

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Upcoming Programs in November at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Speakers during a public program in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Jin Lee. Speakers during a public program in the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will host two programs in November, “ISIS Online” and “War of the Encyclopaedists.”  Read more »

Probies Mark FDNY 150th Anniversary with Memorial Tribute

Probies lined up along the South Pool near the names of the FDNY victims. Photo by Ben Hider. Probies lined up along the South Pool near the names of the FDNY victims. Photo by Ben Hider.

Probationary firefighters Matthew Asaro and Brendan Stackpole laid a wreath at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial on Wednesday, where the names of the 343 members of the FDNY who were killed in the line of duty on 9/11 are inscribed.  Read more »

Microsoft Supports 9/11 Memorial with Technology Grant

A 9/11 Memorial Museum visitor accesses the online registries on a touchscreen in the museum’s Foundation Hall. Photo by Amy Dreher. A 9/11 Memorial Museum visitor accesses the online registries on a touchscreen in the museum’s Foundation Hall. Photo by Amy Dreher.

Microsoft has provided a grant to support the 9/11 Memorial’s developing technology infrastructure as part of the company’s commitment to serve New York and its local nonprofits.  Read more »

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

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels gives a tour of the memorial to Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and other members of the Dallas Cowboys football team this past Friday. Photo by Ben Hider. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels gives a tour of the memorial to Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and other members of the Dallas Cowboys football team this past Friday. Photo by Ben Hider.

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Part 2: Student Reflects on 9/11 Museum Ambassador Program

Annalee Tai, 9/11 Museum Ambassador leading museum tour. Photo by Amy Dreher. Annalee Tai, 9/11 Museum Ambassador leading museum tour. Photo by Amy Dreher.

In part two of this blog series, 9/11 Memorial Museum Ambassador Annalee Tai finishes her reflections on what she has learned working at the memorial and museum and how her time has impacted her plans for the future.  Read more »