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

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial: What You Need to Know

July 2, 2020

On Sunday, the 9/11 Memorial will reopen to the general public with new operational safeguards following a months-long closure because of the health crisis. Here's what you need to know.

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After Special July 4 Opening Ceremony, 9/11 Memorial Open to the Public on Sunday

July 2, 2020

After a special Independence Day opening for 9/11 families and the extended 9/11 community, as well as workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9/11 Memorial will reopen to the public on Sunday.

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Remembering Milton Glaser, Designer for Windows on the World and Creator of “‘I ♥  NY” Logo

July 2, 2020

With sadness and respect, the 9/11 Memorial Museum notes the death last week of Milton Glaser, on June 26. Illustrator, graphics designer, art director, teacher, founder of a succession of creative enterprises, and recipient of the National Medal of Arts (2009), Glaser was the consummate New Yorker.

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9/11 Memorial Museum Launches Digital Exhibition for “Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden”

June 25, 2020

This digital exhibition reconstructs what the U.S. government knew about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda in the years prior to the 9/11 attacks, and the 10 years of inter-agency efforts that led to the raid on bin Laden's Abbottabad compound.

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Jeh Johnson Discusses Crisis Management, Homeland Security, and Policing and Race in America

June 24, 2020

On Friday, June 19, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continued its digital public program series When the World Changes with Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013–2017).

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Museum Partners with USO and Tunnel to Towers to Deliver Masks to Frontline Responders

June 24, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum partnered with the USO of Metropolitan New York and the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation earlier this month to deliver more than 1,000 masks to frontline responders across the city.

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Almost 20 Years After 9/11, “The Fathers’ Eight” Stand as a Trio of Dads

June 19, 2020

The Band of Dads spent months at Ground Zero searching for their missing sons who had followed them into the uniformed rescue services.

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Quilting After 9/11

June 19, 2020

Overwhelmed by grief, fear, and anger in the wake of 9/11, people around the world searched for ways to help. For those unable to participate in the rescue and recovery efforts at the attack sites, quilt making became an option for offering practical, creative, and symbolic consolation to, and support for those who were directly affected by the attacks.

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With Your Support the 9/11 Memorial Will Reopen on Independence Day

June 18, 2020

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is launching a major fundraising campaign to reopen the Memorial on Saturday, July 4.

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Register for the Annual Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

June 16, 2020

Join thousands of students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for this free program.

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