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19 Years Later: Remembering the 1993 Bombing Attack on WTC

(9/11 Memorial Museum photo) (9/11 Memorial Museum photo)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Feb. 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center by sharing stories and artifacts connected to that tragic day.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Relatives, close friends and co-workers of the victims whose names are inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial are leaving behind various tributes.  Read more »

A Ship Forged from WTC Steel

USS New York berthed at Pier 88 on Sept. 8, 2011 (Photo by Scott Koen, M/V LT Michael P. Murphy/via ussnewyork's Flickr) USS New York berthed at Pier 88 on Sept. 8, 2011 (Photo by Scott Koen, M/V LT Michael P. Murphy/via ussnewyork's Flickr)

USS New York commemorates 9/11 in more ways than one  Read more »

Lower Manhattan Tourism has Record-Breaking Year in 2011 with 9.8 Million Visitors (Updated)

Federal Hall on Wall Street (Courtesy photo) Federal Hall on Wall Street (Courtesy photo)

The 9/11 Memorial played role in record-breaking year for tourism in lower Manhattan, Alliance for Downtown New York report shows.  Read more »

A 9/11 Story of Love and Loss

Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.) Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.)

The widow of 9/11 victim Norman Rossinow recounts how the couple met and fell in love.    Read more »

Experiencing the 9/11 Memorial, Personal to Virtual

A Tribute WTC docent leads a guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial (Gary Cirlin photo; courtesy of Tribute WTC) A Tribute WTC docent leads a guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial (Gary Cirlin photo; courtesy of Tribute WTC)

There is more than one way to experience the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Architect Lectures in Atlanta

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad (photo courtesy of Handel Architects) 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad (photo courtesy of Handel Architects)

Michael Arad speaks at alma mater Georgia Tech about his vision for the national memorial.  Read more »

Long Island Family Wins ‘American Chopper’

Mayor Bloomberg sits on a custom-built chopper Paul Jr. designed to commemorate the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site. (Ed Reed photo file) Mayor Bloomberg sits on a custom-built chopper Paul Jr. designed to commemorate the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site. (Ed Reed photo file)

Raffle winner now owns a motorcycle built by Paul Jr. Designs to support the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Possessing Undeniable Pull, 9/11 Memorial has Worldwide Visitors

A world map covered in blue represents from which countries visitors have either gone to see the 9/11 Memorial or planned a future visit. (Photo illustration by Kai Twanmoh) A world map covered in blue represents from which countries visitors have either gone to see the 9/11 Memorial or planned a future visit. (Photo illustration by Kai Twanmoh)

From around the world, and all U.S. states, visitors are coming to the 9/11 Memorial to pay their respects and to honor the victims and heroes.   Read more »