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9/11 Memorial Honors Slain NYPD Officer Randolph Holder

9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels addressing a line of officers. Photo: Jin Lee. 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels addressing a line of officers. Photo: Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial held a tribute Thursday to honor Randolph Holder, a 33-year-old New York City police officer who was fatally shot in the line of duty.  Read more »

Part 1: Student Reflects on 9/11 Museum Ambassador Program

9/11 Memorial Museum Ambassador Annalee Tai leads a museum tour. Photo by Amy Dreher. 9/11 Memorial Museum Ambassador Annalee Tai leads a museum tour. Photo by Amy Dreher.

New York City high school student Annalee Tai was a part of the first class of 9/11 Memorial Museum ambassadors. In part one of a two part blog series, she reflects on how her time working at the museum has changed her outlook and prepared her for college.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Docent Finds Healing in Volunteering

Sonia Agron, a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent, shows a visitor the virtual interactive for the Last Column in Foundation Hall. Sonia Agron, a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent, shows a visitor the virtual interactive for the Last Column in Foundation Hall.

A lifelong New York resident Sonia Agron volunteers as a 9/11 Memorial Museum docent years after volunteering as a recovery worker at ground zero after 9/11.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

New York Mets' pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Bobby Parnell tour the 9/11 Memorial Museum with 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels. Photo by Jin Lee. New York Mets' pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Bobby Parnell tour the 9/11 Memorial Museum with 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Archtober: Program Features Award Winning 9/11 Museum Architects

9/11 Memorial Museum at night. Photo by Amy Dreher. 9/11 Memorial Museum at night. Photo by Amy Dreher.

The 9/11 Museum will participate in Archtober by hosting an evening program featuring award winning architects.  Read more »

Father of Fallen 9/11 Firefighter Gets 'Wish of a Lifetime' to Visit Museum

Rudy Meisenheimer stands at the south pool of the 9/11 Memorial where his son's name is inscribed in the bronze parapets. Photo by David Warner Photography. Rudy Meisenheimer stands at the south pool of the 9/11 Memorial where his son's name is inscribed in the bronze parapets. Photo by David Warner Photography.

Rudy Meisenheimer, a 92-year-old Navy veteran, received the "Wish of a Lifetime" when he visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum to honor his son who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 11.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The U.S. Men's National Team at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee. The U.S. Men's National Team at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Read more »

Same Spot, Different Photo: Daughter Mirrors Mother’s NYC Trip

At left: Marcela Segovia’s mother in front of the Twin Towers in 1993. At right: Marcela Segovia in front of One World Trade Center in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia. At left: Marcela Segovia’s mother in front of the Twin Towers in 1993. At right: Marcela Segovia in front of One World Trade Center in 2015. Photos courtesy of Marcela Segovia.

Twenty-two years later, 19-year-old Marcela Segovia sought out to recreate the same trip, and photos, that her mother had experienced in New York City.  Read more »

Teaching Students About 9/11 With Personal Stories

Shannon Elliott, a 9/11 Memorial education specialist, gives a Museum tour to students. Photo by Jin Lee. Shannon Elliott, a 9/11 Memorial education specialist, gives a Museum tour to students. Photo by Jin Lee.

An education specialist shares her story about a group of teenagers from Youth Consultation Services—an organization in New Jersey that provides behavioral and mental health services to children and young adults—that had the opportunity to make a deeply personal connection to 9/11 thanks to the Todd Ouida Children’s Foundation.  Read more »

Blair: ‘Peace and Knowledge’ Needed in Fight Against Extremism

Tony Blair, former prime minister of Britain, talks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee. Tony Blair, former prime minister of Britain, talks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

Security designed to contain and prevent terrorism since 9/11 is important, but not the only answer in confronting violent extremism worldwide, said Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Britain.  Read more »