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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History Channel to Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with Four Documentaries

April 13, 2021

The HISTORY Channel will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with four new documentary films exploring the deadly attack and its aftermath in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

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9/11 Memorial & Museum Now Offers On-Demand Virtual Tours

April 6, 2021

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is pleased to offer on-demand virtual tours, which provide an engaging way to experience the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on your own schedule.

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Recap: “The Abbottabad Papers”

April 5, 2021

Last week, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum welcomed Nelly Lahoud, a senior fellow in New America’s International Security program, to discuss the Abbottabad Papers, hundreds of thousands of pages seized during the U.S. Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011, and what these documents reveal.

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Prayer Bench Used by the Rev. Mychal Judge Added to 9/11 Memorial Museum Collection

April 5, 2021

A prayer bench used by the Rev. Mychal Judge, the beloved FDNY chaplain killed on 9/11, has been acquired by and is now part of the Collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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As Baseball Begins, Mets Slugger Pete Alonso Says: Register Today for 9/11 Run/Walk

April 1, 2021

As the New York Mets get set for Opening Day, the team's slugging first basemen Pete Alonso made an appeal for another beloved springtime tradition: it's also time to register for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Nationwide 5K Run/Walk.

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Stories of Hope: Rescued from the Rubble

March 31, 2021

“As a photographer, the light is always changing down at the World Trade Center. It could be a grey day, a rainy day, a snowy day. If you showed up every single day at exactly the same time, the Trade Center site looks different, and for me that’s a true impetus to move forward, to keep on living, keep on surviving, keep on worrying about other New Yorkers.”

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Upcoming Public Program: “The Abbottabad Papers”

March 25, 2021

We are pleased to present the next program in our When the World Changes digital conversation series, “The Abbottabad Papers,” at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 31.

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Free Virtual Tour Offered During Women’s History Month

March 25, 2021

As a part of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s programming for Women’s History Month, we are offering a free, live virtual tour of the 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EST.

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March 16, 2021

Bronx Hospital Thanks Frontline Workers, Shares Survivor Tree Seedling One Year After

March 15, 2021

Montefiore Hospital marked the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 patients arriving at the Bronx facility with a special ceremony thanking all frontline workers and remembering the 28 hospital workers who died trying to save lives. 

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