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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.

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Experts Will Discuss Current Status of Al-Qaeda in Public Program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

November 18, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m., the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host the first public program to complement the newly opened special exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden.

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A Veteran’s Years-Long Service After 9/11

November 13, 2019

Vietnam War Army veteran and New York State National Guardsman Kevin Mroczkowski donated the black leather combat boots he wore at Ground Zero to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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Recap: “Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge”

November 11, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, David Tessler, public policy manager on the Dangerous Organization team at Facebook, and Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, discussed the challenges that Facebook and other social media platforms face in countering violent extremism.

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9/11 Memorial Commemorates Veterans Day

November 11, 2019

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum paid tribute to those who served and those who are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces with a ceremony held on the Memorial plaza this morning.

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The Annual Salute to Service Week to Kick Off at 9/11 Memorial

November 6, 2019

During Salute to Service, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will welcome veterans and active members of the military, as well as the families and communities who support them.

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Recap: “ISIS without the Caliphate: What Happens Now?”

November 4, 2019

Graeme Wood, author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, and Devorah Margolin of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism took part in a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 29, about the future of ISIS.

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Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge

November 4, 2019

On Tuesday, November 5, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a public program “Combating Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge,” which will feature speakers from Facebook and the Harvard Kennedy School, starting at 7 p.m.

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Reflections on Memorial Planning

October 31, 2019

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum's Anthony Gardner wrote a blog post for the onePULSE Foundation to comment on the challenge of memorialization and to reflect on his experience participating in the planning process for the eventual 9/11 Memorial.

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Mets Rookie Sensation Pete Alonso Donates 9/11 Tribute Cleats To 9/11 Memorial & Museum

October 1, 2019

Mets rookie sensation Pete Alonso donated his 9/11 tribute cleats and an autographed commemorative bat to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday. The first basemen wore the cleats during a game on the anniversary of the 18th Anniversary of the 2001 attacks.


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Recap: “Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11”

September 30, 2019

Last week, former Acting CIA Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell and former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly participated in a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum about the CIA's response to the 9/11 attacks.

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