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The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Cristina Melendez Photo) (Cristina Melendez Photo)

Nineteen members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps recently visited the 9/11 Memorial while stationed at Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn for Sandy relief efforts.  Read more »

A Time to Reflect and Give Thanks

The 9/11 Memorial (Lucie Iuzzolino Photo) The 9/11 Memorial (Lucie Iuzzolino Photo)

Thanksgiving Day draws many people to New York City, and millions have visited the 9/11 Memorial since it opened last year. Among visitors on Thanksgiving were the men and women who had been working in New York and New Jersey for several weeks after Sandy.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Visitor Center has Reopened

The Visitor Center allows visitors an opportunity to share their own 9/11 memories and learn about the memorial and museum through genuine artifacts and rotating exhibits. Admission is free. (Amy Dreher photo) The Visitor Center allows visitors an opportunity to share their own 9/11 memories and learn about the memorial and museum through genuine artifacts and rotating exhibits. Admission is free. (Amy Dreher photo)

Operations at the 9/11 Memorial are almost fully restored after the damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Read more »

ENR New York: 9/11 Memorial is Awarded ‘Best Landscape, Hardscape’

The Tribute in Light is seen in the background of the 9/11 Memorial in September. (Jin Lee photo) The Tribute in Light is seen in the background of the 9/11 Memorial in September. (Jin Lee photo)

In the ENR New York’s annual best projects competition, the 9/11 Memorial was awarded Best Landscape/Hardscape 2012. To be eligible, project submitters had to meet a list of criteria including relaying the obstacles they faced during design or construction and how these challenges were managed.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Welcomes Active, Retired U.S. Military Service Members

Active and retired military tie yellow ribbons on the Survivor Tree in honor of Veterans Day this month. (Amy Dreher photo) Active and retired military tie yellow ribbons on the Survivor Tree in honor of Veterans Day this month. (Amy Dreher photo)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels is honored to meet many of the families, colleagues and friends, of the nearly 3,000 9/11 victims. He will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the “Thank You for Visiting” series on the MEMO blog.  Read more »

New Blog Series Explores Shared, Personal Experiences at Memorial

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels (Amy Dreher photo) 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels (Amy Dreher photo)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels is honored to meet many of the families, colleagues and friends, of the nearly 3,000 9/11 victims. He will share his personal experiences at the memorial, and much more, in the "Thank You for Visiting" series on the MEMO blog.    Read more »

9/11 Memorial Reopens After Sandy

The 9/11 Memorial (File photo/Staff) The 9/11 Memorial (File photo/Staff)

The 9/11 Memorial is reopening Tuesday, Nov. 6, with limited operations after being closed because of Sandy. The Memorial will temporarily operate under daily hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as recovery efforts continue at the World Trade Center site.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Preview Site Reopens after Sandy

The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.

Memorial and Museum’s off-site location reopens its doors in lower Manhattan after the storm.  Read more »

9/11 Hearings: 'I was reminded of the profound contempt' KSM held for the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Defense last week arranged for 9/11 victims’ families, first responders and others to view a live feed of the Sept. 11 trial at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. 9/11 Memorial Museum staff also observed the hearings.  Read more »

A 9/11 Hearing Moves Forward

The U.S. Department of Defense last week arranged for 9/11 victims’ families, first responders and others to view a live feed of the Sept. 11 trial at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. 9/11 Memorial Museum staff also observed the hearings.  Read more »