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OK-NYC Bond Forged by Tragedy, Kept Through Prayer

A plaque commemorating the 1995 terror bombing in Oklahoma City and the 2001 attacks in New York City. (Photo by Ron Vega) A plaque commemorating the 1995 terror bombing in Oklahoma City and the 2001 attacks in New York City. (Photo by Ron Vega)

After a deadly tornado devastates Moore, Okla., the director of design and construction for the 9/11 Memorial shares a story about the unique bond between New Yorkers and Oklahomans after the terror attacks in 1995 and 2001.  Read more »

Hard Hat Used in 9/11 Recovery Efforts is Donated to Museum

Hard hat used during 9/11 recovery, donated by Steve Nevins. (By Amy Dreher) Hard hat used during 9/11 recovery, donated by Steve Nevins. (By Amy Dreher)

Steve Nevins, who lost his firefighter brother on 9/11, has donated the hard hat he used while working on recovery efforts post Sept. 11  Read more »

Coming Together to Care for One Another

Joe Daniels addressing the crowd at the 5K Run/Walk. (photo by Jin Lee) Joe Daniels addressing the crowd at the 5K Run/Walk. (photo by Jin Lee)

9/11 Memorial President and CEO Joe Daniels directs planning, construction, development, programming and operations for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Through his work, he is honored to meet many of the families, friends, and colleagues of the nearly 3,000 victims. Daniels 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 Inspires Teenager to Fundraise for Nonprofit

Sophie and her friends under the Survivor Tree during a visit to the 9/11 Memorial in 2012. Sophie and her friends under the Survivor Tree during a visit to the 9/11 Memorial in 2012.

After a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, a teenager was inspired to support the national tribute to Sept. 11 victims for her bat mitzvah project.  Read more »

The Nation has a ‘Moral Duty to Protect the 9/11 Site and its History’

Op-Ed that appeared this week in the NY Daily News. Op-Ed that appeared this week in the NY Daily News.

An Op-Ed written by the wife of late Sen. Daniel Inouye sparked strong reactions on our social media channels this week.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Photo by Amy Dreher) (Photo by Amy Dreher)

This week as construction continues inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion, the scaffolding around “the tridents” has come down.  Read more »

‘Peace Angel’ Finds Home in 9/11 Memorial Museum

The Peace Angel sculpture was placed in lower Manhattan in the days following 9/11. (photo by Morgan Miller) The Peace Angel sculpture was placed in lower Manhattan in the days following 9/11. (photo by Morgan Miller)

A piece of art that served as a place of remembrance for Ground Zero recovery workers is now a part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Brick from Compound Where bin Laden was Killed Enters Museum Collection

A brick from Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound removed by a Fox News Channel war correspondent after the al-Qaeda leader’s death in 2011. (photo by Matt Flynn)  A brick from Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound removed by a Fox News Channel war correspondent after the al-Qaeda leader’s death in 2011. (photo by Matt Flynn)

A brick from Osama bin Laden’s compound raided by U.S. special forces that killed the al-Qaeda leader is now part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection.  Read more »

Students Design a Museum Exhibition

A part of the exhibit put together by high school students from New Jersey. A part of the exhibit put together by high school students from New Jersey.

Students from two New Jersey schools have spent the past year designing an exhibition on 9/11.  Read more »

Memorial Social Networks Thrive with Reaction to ‘60 Minutes’ Report

The reaction of one Twitter user is a feeling shared by many. The reaction of one Twitter user is a feeling shared by many.

This week’s “60 Minutes” story on the 9/11 Memorial Museum elicited plenty of responses on social media  Read more »