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Marine Runs 100 Miles in Support of Memorial, Wounded Service Members

This Memorial Day weekend, one Marine will execute a 100-mile run around the World Trade Center to support wounded warriors and their families and to honor the sacrifices of American heroes.  Read more »

Tribute in the Making for First Responders, Recovery Workers

First responders and recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount) First responders and recovery workers are surrounded by debris at the World Trade Center site following the attacks. (Archive photo/Kevin Mount)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels announce a tribute to first responders and recovery workers in recognition of their efforts and the 10-year anniversary of the end of recovery operations at the World Trade Center site.   Read more »

TED Talk Explores 9/11 Memorial Museum

TED.com offers Steve Rosenbaum’s TED Talk on the development of the 9/11 Memorial Museum TED.com offers Steve Rosenbaum’s TED Talk on the development of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

9/11 documentarian gives the “talk of his life” at TED 2012  Read more »

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 »