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A Tribute to Remember

The Tribute in Light serves as a backdrop to the 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2011. (Photo by Paul Marantz ) The Tribute in Light serves as a backdrop to the 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2011. (Photo by Paul Marantz )

To help preserve the memory of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, the memorial museum is seeking photographs, video and audio from that day at the 9/11 Memorial and during the Tribute in Light that evening.  Read more »

Daniels: 9/11 'Continues to Shape the World in Which we Live'

A visitor stands at one of the 9/11 Memorial's reflecting pools with the museum pavilion in the background. A visitor stands at one of the 9/11 Memorial's reflecting pools with the museum pavilion in the background.

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels reflects on when he heard news that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. Navy SEALs operation.  Read more »

Replica of 'Manhattan' Carpet that Once Adorned WTC Restaurant Now Part of Museum Collection

(Courtesy photo) (Courtesy photo)

A replica of a carpet designed to look like the island of Manhattan that once adorned the Windows of the World restaurant in the World Trade Center's north tower has been donated to the memorial museum.  Read more »

Technology and the 9/11 Memorial

The Explore 9/11 app for iPhone. The Explore 9/11 app for iPhone.

Learn more about the technology behind the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

Remembering OKC Bombing, 17 Years Later

The field of empty chairs at the Oklahoma memorial represents the 168 victims of the April 1995 bombing. There are 19 small chairs for the child victims. (Courtesy photo) The field of empty chairs at the Oklahoma memorial represents the 168 victims of the April 1995 bombing. There are 19 small chairs for the child victims. (Courtesy photo)

Please take time today to recognize the 17th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Guide Nominated for 'Webby Award'

Vote now for the 9/11 Memorial Guide in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. Learn more.  Read more »

New Yorker Honoring 9/11 Victims through Cross-Stitching Project

The cross-stitch project that inspired Saunders to start the Americana Stars Memorial (photo courtesy Doreen Lynn Saunders) The cross-stitch project that inspired Saunders to start the Americana Stars Memorial (photo courtesy Doreen Lynn Saunders)

The Americana Stars Memorial is eight years in the making.  Read more »

Daniels: Using Social Media, Visitors Share Memorial with World

(9/11 Memorial YouTube Channel) (9/11 Memorial YouTube Channel)

More than two millions visitors have come to the 9/11 Memorial since it opened in September. Many of them have shared their experiences online, discussing the site’s renewal and honoring those who were lost through social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.  Read more »

StoryCorps, 9/11 Memorial Win Peabody Award

Dave Isay, founder and president of StoryCorps (Courtesy photo) Dave Isay, founder and president of StoryCorps (Courtesy photo)

StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum win Peabody Award for recorded 9/11 remembrances.  Read more »

UVA Creates 9/11 Memorial from WTC Steel

WTC steel and an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of 9/11 victim Glenn Davis Kirwin make up the 9/11 memorial at UVA (photo courtesy Evan Davis) WTC steel and an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of 9/11 victim Glenn Davis Kirwin make up the 9/11 memorial at UVA (photo courtesy Evan Davis)

A ceremony installing the piece of steel culminated a student-led initiative for a permanent memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks.  Read more »