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.

Long alt text: Dozens of square tiles that are varying shades of blue are seen up close in Memorial Hall.
Photo by Dan Winters

Latest Posts

“Lend a Hand, Do What You Can”: Remembering the Generosity of Gander

April 29, 2020

On 9/11, more than 250 flights forced to divert to Canada because of the closing of American airspace. Thirty-eight commercial flights touched down in the small town of Gander in one day.

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Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning

April 28, 2020

At the heart of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s mission is the promise to commemorate the 2,983 killed as a result of the 9/11 and February 26, 1993 attacks. The Memorial and the Museum fulfills this sacred responsibility in many ways—through memorialization, through education and, in some cases, through artistic expression.

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Launching a New Online Public Programming Series May 1

April 27, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is pleased to launch a new, online public programs series that advances our mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire during our temporary closure. This series kicks off Friday, May 1, with “Nine Years Later: Finding Osama bin Laden.”

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The Memorial Tributes That Inspire Hope

April 23, 2020

This simple act of leaving a tribute on the 9/11 Memorial speaks to the thoughtfulness of our visitors whose displays of creativity help us all to remember.

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This Earth Day, the 9/11 Memorial Is A Living Reminder of Resilience and Rebirth

April 22, 2020

Although the public is not able to visit the site during this temporary closure, this Earth Day we look to celebrate the 9/11 Memorial plaza as one of the most sustainable plazas ever constructed, designed to conserve energy, water, and other resources.

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9/11 Memorial Accepting Volunteer Applications During Temporary Closure

April 22, 2020

Although the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is temporarily closed, we are still recruiting for volunteer positions, and we celebrate the 312 volunteers who play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission during the annual National Volunteer Week.

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Today Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing

April 17, 2020

In remembrance of the victims, and to honor the connection forged between first responders in Oklahoma City and following 9/11, the New York Knicks’ annual first responder night on March 6 featured a special on-court exchange between the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. 

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Remembering Hero Highway and Point Thank You

April 17, 2020

Large crowds paying their respects to the rescue and recovery workers traveling to Ground Zero convened at an intersection in Greenwich Village on Christopher Street, which came to be known as Point Thank You.

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After 9/11, a Banner of Compassion from a Group of Fourth-Grade Students

April 16, 2020

As many around the country grappled with the tragic aftermath of 9/11, one art teacher, Sarah Orvin, sought to respond through a group project with her students.

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Behind the Lens: FDNY Probie at the South Pool

April 15, 2020

In this photo, an FDNY “probie” cadet takes a quiet moment to himself walking along the south pool.

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