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.
The Call to Serve, a Generation Apart
February 28, 2023
Paddy McGee, an NYPD officer who appears in our 2023 Anniversary Digital Learning Experience, was inspired to enter public service when, as a child, he watched emergency workers responding to an incident in his Queens neighborhood. He went on to become a heroic first responder on 9/11 and the father of a newly minted Port Authority Police Officer as well.
Rescue & Recovery: In Their Own Voices With Nancy Seliga
February 24, 2023
Nancy Seliga worked for the Port Authority for nearly four decades, surviving both the 1993 bombing and the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In this installment of our Rescue & Recovery: In Their Own Voices series, Nancy looks back on these horrific moments in history and shares her perspectives on their aftermath.
30 Years Later: Alan Reiss Reflects on the 1993 WTC Bombing
February 20, 2023
Alan Reiss, who has served for two decades as liaison between the Port Authority and the developer of the World Trade Center site, recounts his experience on February 26, 1993 and shares his thoughts on the long-term impact of the day.
Rescue & Recovery: In Their Own Voices With Father Brian Jordan
December 23, 2022
In the latest installment of our "In Their Own Voices" series, Franciscan priest Father Brian Jordan recounts the time he spent ministering to rescue and recovery workers at Ground Zero and delivering Sunday Mass at the base of the now iconic World Trade Center Cross.
Rescue & Recovery: In Their Own Voices With Bryan Stern
December 2, 2022
We're closing out Salute to Service with one more installment of our "In Their Own Voices" series. Here, Bryan Stern — a veteran and rescue and recovery worker — answers questions about his time in the military, his role in the clean-up at Ground Zero, and Project Dynamo, the organization he founded to help evacuate Afghan and now Ukrainian refugees.
Visionaries in Service: Phil Caruso
November 29, 2022
As National Veterans and Military Families Month winds down, we share another installment of our Visionaries in Service series. Here, Air Force veteran Phil Caruso, who retired as a Major with two Bronze Stars and now serves as Chairman and Executive Director of No One Left Behind, answers questions about giving back through public service.
New Book Recounts Planning of U.S. Response to Attacks, and Unexpected Impact
November 28, 2022
Alan Mack was the first pilot to fly into Afghanistan as the U.S. launched its military response to the 9/11 attacks. His new book recounts his experience in the planning and implementation of that response — and the impact it had on his family.