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Today is the 16th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Today marks 16 years since 168 people were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.  Read more »

Former Radical Combating Extremism is Part of 9/11 Speakers Series

  On April 28, come hear Maajid Nawaz, an ex-member of an Islamist extremist group, detail his personal experience with the radicalization process and explain how he works to confront it.RSVP>> now for this free event that’s part of the “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speakers series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.  Read more »

ABNY Breakfast with Memorial Pres. Joe Daniels (Update)

Today marks 150 days until the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site opens to families on the 10-year anniversary. In 149 days, it then opens to the world. Next month, join the man who's at the helm of the organization building this national tribute to victims and heroes. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels will appear as guest speaker on May 5 at the ABNY breakfast meeting.  Read more »

9/11 Relief Group Recounts Work in Haiti

The H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 team has returned from Fond Parisien, Haiti after successfully accomplishing a goal of building 50 homes in six days.   The days begin at 5 a.m., predawn, when all the workers meet for breakfast under a dark, star-filled sky. After eating, they'd pile into an enclosed paddy wagon and head out to the job site.  Read more »

Taste of Tribeca to Feature 9/11 Memorial Supporters

 Taste of Tribeca, the annual outdoor food festival in lower Manhattan, showcases local restaurant favorites while raising money for P.S. 150 and P.S. 234.A handful of restaurant participants support the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Please read more here  Read more »

VIDEO: FOX News' Shep Smith Reports on SOS Campaign

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comSee Shep Smith discuss the 9/11 Memorial’s grassroots fundraising campaign on the weekly Fox News report Rise of FreedomBusinesses join the Signs of Support campaign by donating and affixing a “We Support the 9/11 Memorial” decal to their window. They are then featured on the memorial’s website and listed in a donor registry. Interested businesses can join   Read more »

Building a Future, Never Forgetting the Past

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels explains in the Downtown Express why in less than six months, "a new era will begin in lower Manhattan, one that pays tribute to its past as it looks toward the future."Click here to read the recent article.By 9/11 Memorial Staff   Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy.Life anew:  The branches of the callery pear tree is sprouting buds.  Known by many as the "Survivor Tree" after its recovery from the rubble of 2001, the tree was  Read more »

Video: Handpicking 9/11 Memorial Stone

 Discovery, which is working on a special series about rebuilding the World Trade Center site, shares a video clip about the 9/11 Memorial. It shows memorial architect Michael Arad reviewing the stone that is lining the twin reflecting pools of the memorial.See more videos and learn more about Discovery’s planned special coverage.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

Video: Iron Workers Rebuilding WTC with Fire, Steel

 After Sept. 11,  ironworker Kevin Quinn helped cut and clear the burning steel remains of the twin towers, according to the Discovery Channel. Quinn has returned to help rebuild the World Trade Center site, while confronting "painful memories when he spots the same steel remains he helped remove" from ground zero in 2001.See more videos and learn more about Discovery's planned special coverage.By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »