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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.

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Recap: “Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge”

November 11, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, David Tessler, public policy manager on the Dangerous Organization team at Facebook, and Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, discussed the challenges that Facebook and other social media platforms face in countering violent extremism.

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9/11 Memorial Commemorates Veterans Day

November 11, 2019

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum paid tribute to those who served and those who are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces with a ceremony held on the Memorial plaza this morning.

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The Annual Salute to Service Week to Kick Off at 9/11 Memorial

November 6, 2019

During Salute to Service, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will welcome veterans and active members of the military, as well as the families and communities who support them.

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Recap: “ISIS without the Caliphate: What Happens Now?”

November 4, 2019

Graeme Wood, author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, and Devorah Margolin of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism took part in a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 29, about the future of ISIS.

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Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge

November 4, 2019

On Tuesday, November 5, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a public program “Combating Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge,” which will feature speakers from Facebook and the Harvard Kennedy School, starting at 7 p.m.

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Reflections on Memorial Planning

October 31, 2019

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum's Anthony Gardner wrote a blog post for the onePULSE Foundation to comment on the challenge of memorialization and to reflect on his experience participating in the planning process for the eventual 9/11 Memorial.

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Recap: "Playing for Peace: Music by Karim Wasfi"

October 21, 2019

Last week, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum hosted a free performance by and talk with renowned cellist and conductor Maestro Karim Wasfi in a public program in the Museum’s auditorium.

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The Living History of the Slurry Wall

October 9, 2019

Thanks to generous support from American Express, the Museum’s conservation team, along with consulting conservators, imaging and preservation specialists, architects and engineers, have been working over the past two years to record the storied history of the slurry wall and scrutinize and document its materials and condition. This information will influence approaches to conservation treatment and the long-term preservation of the wall.

Remembering Sergio Villanueva, a Firefighter Whose Smile "Filled The Room With Love"

October 8, 2019

“I had one picture left in the camera,” she reminisced. “And I can still so vividly remember looking at him through the camera and saying, ‘Smile baby, this is the last picture.’”