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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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Exploring American Diplomacy in the Post-9/11 Era

October 7, 2019

On the heels of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, considered diplomacy’s largest stage, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will host the public program “American Diplomacy in a Post-9/11 Era” on Monday, October 7, starting at 7 p.m.

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Architectural Drawing Created by Arkady Zaltsman Now on View in the Memorial Exhibition

October 3, 2019

Now on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s memorial exhibition is Arkady Zaltsman’s architectural drawing donated to the Museum’s collection by his wife and daughter. 

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Mets Rookie Sensation Pete Alonso Donates 9/11 Tribute Cleats To 9/11 Memorial & Museum

October 1, 2019

Mets rookie sensation Pete Alonso donated his 9/11 tribute cleats and an autographed commemorative bat to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday. The first basemen wore the cleats during a game on the anniversary of the 18th Anniversary of the 2001 attacks.

 

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Recap: “Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11”

September 30, 2019

Last week, former Acting CIA Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell and former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly participated in a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum about the CIA's response to the 9/11 attacks.

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New to the 9/11 Memorial Museum Collection: Stuffed Animals Belonging to Zoe and Dana Falkenberg

September 30, 2019

A plush-toy dinosaur and small, cuddly bear recently acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum serve as stand-ins for the two sisters who had been their affectionate caretakers: 8-year-old Zoe Falkenberg, and her 3-year-old sister, Dana Falkenberg. The girls were passengers aboard hijacked Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.

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<p>While the events of September 11, 2001 will never leave the hearts of Americans, the aftermath continues to haunt those who dropped everything to search for survivors, recover remains and restore Ground Zero.</p> <p>With the rising number of cancer di

September 26, 2019

While the events of September 11, 2001 will never leave the hearts of Americans, the aftermath continues to haunt those who dropped everything to search for survivors, recover remains and restore Ground Zero.

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Former CIA Officers to Speak at 9/11 Memorial Museum

September 25, 2019

Former Central Intelligence Agency Acting Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell and former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly will discuss how the Agency was uniquely positioned to support policymakers and military operations in the crucial 15 days immediately following the attacks, as well as how 9/11 ushered in a new era of intelligence work.

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On View: Yudhvir S. Jain’s Typewriter

September 19, 2019

Among the other objects that speak to the hobbies and interests of the victims of the September 11 attacks, a typewriter belonging to Yudhvir S. Jain harkens back to an era before smartphones and sleek laptops were ubiquitous.

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FDNY Probationary Firefighters and Legacy Cadets Visit 9/11 Memorial

September 18, 2019

Around 300 FDNY probationary firefighters lined the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial on Monday to lay a wreath near the inscribed names of the 343 members of the FDNY who were killed in the line of duty on 9/11.

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Q&A with Garrett Graff, Author of "The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11"

September 17, 2019

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programming season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a conversation with Garrett Graff, author of “The Only Plane in the Sky." Graff talked to the MEMO blog about his inspiration for and experience of writing this book.

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