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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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High School Senior Born on September 11, 2001, Shares Her Experience Visiting 9/11 Memorial

September 5, 2019

I’ve known since I was little that although something terrible happened on the day I was born, my birth gave hope to my parents and the people around them. But until I visited the 9/11 Memorial for the first time this summer, I didn’t fully comprehend that a hole, both real and spiritual, was blown into the Earth on the day I was born.

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Commemorate 9/11 in Your Community: The Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

September 4, 2019

The annual Colorado Memorial Stair Climb honors and remembers FDNY firefighters who gave their lives for others on 9/11.

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9/11 Health Effects Seminar Planned at Borough of Manhattan Community College

September 4, 2019

An information seminar on 9/11 health effects planned for Monday, Sept. 16, is open to anyone who was in lower Manhattan during the eight months after the attacks. The seminar is at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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2019 Commemoration Ceremony for 18th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

September 3, 2019

On Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will lead the world in commemorating the 18th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11.

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Turning a Day of Tragedy into a Day of Charity

August 30, 2019

In an effort to honor and remember those who gave their lives on 9/11, thousands come together each year in the same spirt of service and unity to volunteer their time to help others.

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Fall 2019 Public Programming Season Announced

August 29, 2019

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s fall public programming calendar kicks off on September 19. This season will feature former ambassadors, former CIA acting directors and officers, eminent scholars and journalists in conversation.

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Sign Up for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's Anniversary in the Schools Webinar Today

August 28, 2019

To further our mission to honor the 2,983 victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks, we provide this annual webinar to reach students in all 50 states and internationally.

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9/11 Pilot’s Wife Helps Pass Law Protecting Flights From Hijackers

August 22, 2019

Last October, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act was signed into law, giving fliers an added layer of protection 17 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Act will be enacted beginning Oct. 6. In honor of Aviation Week, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is paying tribute to the effort by families to increase the safety of commercial flights.

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Children of 9/11 FDNY Officers Place Tribute at Survivor Tree to Commemorate Victims of Terrorism

August 21, 2019

In recognition of the second annual commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, two children of FDNY officers killed on 9/11 placed a tribute at the Survivor Tree on Wednesday.

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Meaningful Adjacencies: The Brave Flight Crews of 9/11

August 20, 2019

In honor of Aviation Week, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum pays tribute to the 36 courageous flight crew members who lost their lives on September 11.

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