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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 »

Naval Ships Are Built in Honor of Sept. 11 Victims

(2012 gift of Ingalls Shipbuilding/9/11 Memorial Museum photo) (2012 gift of Ingalls Shipbuilding/9/11 Memorial Museum photo)

Shipbuilders honor 9/11 victims the best way they know how.  Read more »

Help Preserve Memories

Rendering of In Memoriam (rendering by Thinc Design with Local Projects) Rendering of In Memoriam (rendering by Thinc Design with Local Projects)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is gathering recorded oral histories from family and friends to remember every victim of 9/11.  Read more »

Sept. 11 Relief Group Builds Home for Wounded Marine

Volunteers for H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 and Purple Heart Homes build a house for a wounded Marine. (Photo by Robert Kolodny/H.E.A.R.T. 9/11) Volunteers for H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 and Purple Heart Homes build a house for a wounded Marine. (Photo by Robert Kolodny/H.E.A.R.T. 9/11)

H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 joins Purple Heart Homes to build a house in Connecticut for a wounded Marine.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher Photo) (Amy Dreher Photo)

Spring ushers in blossoms on the Survivor Tree.  Read more »

AIA Honors Architects Helping to 'Heal a Nation'

A bird's eye view of the 9/11 Memorial and the 16-acre World Trade Center site. (Photo by Joe Woolhead) A bird's eye view of the 9/11 Memorial and the 16-acre World Trade Center site. (Photo by Joe Woolhead)

The American Institute of Architects will honor designers behind the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in an upcoming ceremony in Washington, D.C.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Ireland's Navy reserve unit lays wreath at the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »

British PM Cameron Tours 9/11 Memorial

(Amy Dreher photo) (Amy Dreher photo)

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain visits 9/11 Memorial to pay his respects.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, left, tours the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayor's office) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, left, tours the 9/11 Memorial. (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayor's office)

Photographer Ed Reed sits in for Amy Dreher this week to snap pictures of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial.  Read more »