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

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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Charities Borne From 9/11 Attacks Give Hope During the Holiday Season

December 26, 2019

In the spirit of giving back to the 9/11 community and beyond, many 9/11 family members and first responders have begun charities, providing everything from mental health support to financial assistance.

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On View in the Memorial Exhibition: Charles Alan Zion’s Needlework

December 21, 2019

Among the items on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s In Memoriam exhibition is a piece of needlework belonging to Charles Alan Zion. It's a testament to his wide-ranging interests and passion for life.

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Tips for Visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum During the Holidays

December 19, 2019

From adjusted holiday hours to activities in lower Manhattan, here's what you need to know when visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum this holiday season.

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Preet Bharara Talks Bringing Senior Al-Qaeda Officials to Justice

December 18, 2019

Last week in a public program held at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara reflected on post-9/11 New York, the challenges of prosecuting terrorism, and his role in bringing senior al-Qaeda officials to justice.

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Holiday Season at the World Trade Center Marked with Reflection, Hope

December 16, 2019

As family and friends come together this December, we remember the winter and holiday traditions of several victims and their families.

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The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

December 12, 2019

Sully, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays a visit to the Dogs of 9/11 exhibition with his handler.

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Staten Island Man Builds Winter Wonderland to Honor Wife Killed on 9/11

December 11, 2019

A Staten Island man has turned his yard into a winter wonderland that pays tribute to his wife, who was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

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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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