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William Feehan: Remembering a Firefighter who Held Every Rank

(Courtesy photo/Gift of the Feehan Family) (Courtesy photo/Gift of the Feehan Family)

William Feehan was the oldest first responder to die on 9/11. The FDNY veteran held every rank within the department.  Read more »

'9/11 Decisions' Interview Series

President Bush is interviewed by Clifford Chanin for inclusion in orginal films for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Courtesy photo) President Bush is interviewed by Clifford Chanin for inclusion in orginal films for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Excerpts from an interview series will be feature in daily programming inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial  Read more »

Memorial Marks First Year of Operation, Museum Construction is Moving Forward

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

The National September 11 Memorial marks its first year of operation at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.    Read more »

Commemorate 9/11 in Your Hometown

(Photo by Jin Lee/Design by Shanell Bryan) (Photo by Jin Lee/Design by Shanell Bryan)

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has launched a planning guide to help communities, schools and people around the world develop their own commemoriations for the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Day Honors Through Volunteering

9/11 Memorial volunteer Mark Eisen stands in Times Square for 9/11 Day’s “I Will” campaign. (Photo courtesy 9/11 Day) 9/11 Memorial volunteer Mark Eisen stands in Times Square for 9/11 Day’s “I Will” campaign. (Photo courtesy 9/11 Day)

Nonprofit encourages people to “do something good” in their community.  Read more »

Kansas City Welcomes 9/11 Relic

Architectural rendering of Overland Park’s 9/11 memorial in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo courtesy of AFS Architecture) Architectural rendering of Overland Park’s 9/11 memorial in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo courtesy of AFS Architecture)

For Kansas City, Kan., memorial, a significant milestone is reached.   Read more »

4 Million Visit 9/11 Memorial in First Year

Photo by Jin Lee Photo by Jin Lee

Memorial president says visitors help preserve the memory of those who were killed.  Read more »

Meet A 9/11 Memorial Host

Visitor services host John Wilkes on duty near the entrance of the Memorial. (Photo by Allyson Philobos) Visitor services host John Wilkes on duty near the entrance of the Memorial. (Photo by Allyson Philobos)

John Wilkes was a high school student on 9/11. Now he works at the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

‘9/11 Flag’ is Unfurled in Honor of Wounded War Veterans

Actress Marlo Thomas makes a stitch in the National 9/11 Flag at the 2011 9/11 Memorial Benefit Dinner (Ron Glassman photo) Actress Marlo Thomas makes a stitch in the National 9/11 Flag at the 2011 9/11 Memorial Benefit Dinner (Ron Glassman photo)

The National 9/11 Flag honors wounded warrior amputees in Sag Harbor on Long Island.  Read more »