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

A Look Back at This Year’s 9/11 Ceremony, Tribute in Light, and Museum Reopening

September 23, 2020

Throughout the month of September, various news outlets published informative, engaging articles about the work of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the unique challenges of commemorating 9/11 during a global health crisis.

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Explore the Power of Place with Virtual Field Trips

September 14, 2020

At a time when we are all looking for meaningful ways to connect and educate online, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is excited to announce the addition of two live virtual field trips for students.

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

September 12, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is now open five days a week as a one-way visitor experience, with new health and safety measures in place and ongoing operational changes to ensure a safe Museum experience.

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9/11 Memorial & Museum Marks 19th Anniversary of the Attacks

September 11, 2020

Family members, survivors, first responders, and elected officials gathered on the 9/11 Memorial Friday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Never Forget: Commemorating the 19th Anniversary of 9/11

September 9, 2020

On Friday, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will lead the nation and the world in observing the 19th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. On this solemn day of remembrance, the Memorial and Museum will be open exclusively for family members for a private ceremony. The commemoration ceremony will be streamed online at 

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Tickets Available for Museum’s Public Reopening on September 12

September 4, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will reopen exclusively for 9/11 family members on the 19th anniversary of 9/11. It will reopen to the public, five days a week, starting on September 12.

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A Reunion with Red Grooms’ “The Shield”

September 3, 2020

Given the compound of fear, heartaches, and disruptions weathered by our nation and world since March, The Shield reminds us of what hope looked like in the hard wake of the September 11 terror attacks. This was Grooms’ tribute to humanity’s unstoppable spirit and collaborative wiring, explaining its seamless fit on the walls of the South Tower footprint today.

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Register for This Year’s Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

August 31, 2020

At a time when we are all looking for meaningful ways to connect and educate online, we invite you to join students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for the free Anniversary in the Schools webinar on Friday, September 11, 2020.

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9/11 Memorial Museum President Joins UN’s International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 

August 25, 2020

The United Nations observed the third annual International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism last week with a virtual commemoration and an interactive panel discussion that included Alice M. Greenwald, president and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

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9/11 Memorial Volunteer Program Receives Service Enterprise Certification

August 24, 2020

This month, 9/11 Memorial & Museum was officially recognized as a Service Enterprise Organization by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and is the first museum in New York City to achieve this status.

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