The MEMO Blog
The official blog of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum features stories of commemoration and memorialization, and information on our public programs, special events, and ways to get involved.
Rescue & Recovery: In Their Voices With Philip J. Smith
November 2, 2023
A special Salute to Service edition of our "In Their Own Voices" series, highlighting Philip J. Smith, an Army personnel officer who was working in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives Initiative at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
September 18, 2023
With a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is establishing its first-ever institution-wide digital asset management system (DAMS), which will enable the Museum to further organize, preserve, and significantly expand access to its digital collections and institutional archives.
College Senior Born on 9/11 in New York City Discusses Her Decision to Attend Law School
September 6, 2023
Caleigh Leiken, born September 11, 2001 in New York City, reflects on growing up in the wake of the terrorist attacks and coming of age in the pandemic. Today, the Ohio State senior plans to pursue a career in law, a path heavily influenced by the upheavals unique to her generation.
National Aviation Week: Captain David Friel's Flight Journal
August 19, 2023
Fall 2001 saw David Friel completing the final weeks of his aviation career. His impending retirement inspired him to start maintaining a personal journal that detailed his experience as a pilot in the wake of 9/11. That journal is now in our permanent collection. Here, Friel elaborates on his unique perspective.