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

Latest Posts

Preet Bharara to Speak at 9/11 Memorial Museum

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a public program featuring former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, who will reflect on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on law enforcement practices and his role in bringing senior al-Qaeda officials to justice.

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On View: Jon Richard Grabowksi’s Daily Planner

December 6, 2019

Filled with notes, schedules, and philosophical thoughts, Jon Richard Grabowski’s daily planner documents everything from the feelings of everyday life to his reflections on what it means to live. Grabowski’s planner is on view in the Museum’s In Memoriam gallery.

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Brooklyn Artist’s Painting Captures the Metamorphosis of the Twin Towers

December 4, 2019

Artist Ken Rush's painting “The World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge” was recently acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Rush reflects on the architectural significance of the Twin Towers.

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Recap: "The Targeter: How to Hunt Terrorists"

December 3, 2019

Last week, Nada Bakos spoke about her time as a former CIA analyst and targeting officer in a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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Thanksgiving Traditions, Memories Have the Power to Heal

November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving can be bittersweet for 9/11 family members, as they remember time spent with those they’ve lost. These three accounts show how our Thanksgiving traditions are both unique and universal in their power to comfort and heal.

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Slurry Wall: Behind the Engineering Feat That Made the WTC Possible

November 26, 2019

An in-depth look at the history of the slurry wall method.

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Former CIA Targeter to Discuss Tracking Down Terrorists in Public Program

November 25, 2019

On Monday, November 25, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host Nada Bakos, author of The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House, in a public program in the Museum Auditorium.

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Join 9/11 Memorial & Museum Education Staff at the National Council for the Social Studies

November 20, 2019

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is partnering with NCSS to provide educators from across the country with resources and strategies to tackle a variety of 9/11-related content areas.

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Experts Will Discuss Current Status of Al-Qaeda in Public Program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

November 18, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m., the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host the first public program to complement the newly opened special exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden.

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A Veteran’s Years-Long Service After 9/11

November 13, 2019

Vietnam War Army veteran and New York State National Guardsman Kevin Mroczkowski donated the black leather combat boots he wore at Ground Zero to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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