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9/11 Memorial Staffer Continues to Serve

(Archive photo by Jin Lee) (Archive photo by Jin Lee)

Ricardo Benejam has found a way to continue serving his country and fellow veterans, after completing two stints in Afghanistan.  Read more »

Year in Review: Reflecting on 2012

(Archive photo by Joe Woolhead) (Archive photo by Joe Woolhead)

The end of the year is a time to reflect, and I hope you will take a moment to read our year end update to see how far we've come in 2012 thanks to your continued support.  Read more »

Pinstripe Bowl Teams Pay Homage at 9/11 Memorial

Pinstripe Bowl visit compilation (Amy Dreher photo) Pinstripe Bowl visit compilation (Amy Dreher photo)

This afternoon at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx the college football teams from Syracuse and West Virginia will take part in the third annual Pinstripe Bowl.  On Thursday evening both squads took time to pay their respects at the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Seeing Eye Dogs Make Visitors Feel Welcome During Chance Meeting

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On Christmas Eve, two seeing-eye-dogs-in-training, Celine and Kelly, came with their puppy raisers to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial YouTube Anew: Revamped & Relaunched

The 9/11 Memorial's new redesigned YouTube website. The 9/11 Memorial's new redesigned YouTube website.

The 9/11 Memorial’s YouTube channel has been redesigned.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Volunteers Aid in Sandy Relief and Recovery

(Jin Lee Photo) (Jin Lee Photo)

After the destructive storm, dozens of 9/11 Memorial volunteers were eager to help in any way they could. These selfless men and women fanned out across the tri-state area to take part in hurricane relief and recovery efforts.  Read more »

Memorial Earns Landscape Architecture Award

A rendering shows how the 9/11 Memorial fits within the reconstruction plan of the World Trade Center site. (Courtesy of Peter Walker Partners) A rendering shows how the 9/11 Memorial fits within the reconstruction plan of the World Trade Center site. (Courtesy of Peter Walker Partners)

The National 9/11 Memorial has received an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Read more »

Our Beacon of Hope

9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion. (Amy Dreher photo) 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion. (Amy Dreher photo)

In case you missed it. 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald last month recounted the damage Sandy had caused in the museum, which is still under construction. In the weeks since the storm, recovery work has progressed significantly. This story originally published Nov. 20 in the Huffington Post.  Read more »

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Survivor Tree on the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor (Amy Dreher photo) Survivor Tree on the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor (Amy Dreher photo)

Today, as we mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the memory of the more than 2,400 men and women who perished during the bombing of the Hawaiian naval base.  Read more »

Museum: A Heavy Machinist's Skills Needed in GZ Recovery

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Soon after 9/11, U.S. Army veteran Manuel “Manny” Rodriguez resigned from his long-distance truck driver’s job to contribute his skills to the recovery operations at Ground Zero.  Read more »