New Video Series Goes Behind the Scenes at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

A Museum employee wears blue gloves as she removes a rescue and recovery helmet from a box.
Mission to Remember: Conserving Objects. Video by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has launched a new video series, “Mission to Remember.” These short documentaries go beyond the surface, immersing viewers in untold stories of honor and remembrance, and above all show the shared commitment to the mission behind the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

From exploring how we create new traditions of tribute, to demonstrating our unique conservation techniques, these films introduce special stories about our nonprofit organization, its unique physical space and dedicated staff.

Click here to learn how we honor victims’ birthdays, acquire artifacts, conserve objects, and talk to kids about 9/11, and check back for future videos on other engaging topics.

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Iconic Photo Brings Survivors Together Years After 9/11

Joanne Capestro and a colleague are covered in dust as they flee the World Trade Center site on September 11. A cloud of dust covers the surrounding area, including the street and a police car.

Survivors of the 9/11 attacks have learned to cope with a range of trauma, from survivor guilt to post-traumatic stress disorder. But out of this pain emerged a wide-ranging community of evacuees ready to support one another.

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The 9/11 Memorial Honors the Victims of the 9/11 Attacks in 16th Anniversary Ceremony

A person places his or her hand at a name on the 9/11 Memorial during the 16th anniversary commemoration ceremony at Memorial plaza.

Family members who lost a loved one, survivors, uniformed officers and state and city leaders gathered on the 9/11 Memorial plaza on Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

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