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.

Latest Posts

Join Us for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

July 17, 2019

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, teachers and students from around the world will join us for the Anniversary in the Schools, a free webinar that aims to provide a new, meaningful way to deepen students’ knowledge about the events that unfolded. Registration is open for the webinar.

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Meaningful Adjacencies: Mark Lawrence Bavis and Garnet Ace Bailey

July 15, 2019

A 9/11 Memorial employee and hockey fan shares a special meaningful adjacency on the 9/11 Memorial.

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The Story Behind the Weekly Bagpipe Tribute at the 9/11 Memorial

July 10, 2019

Every Wednesday our weekly bagpipe tributes honor those who died on 9/11.

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

July 8, 2019

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

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Inside the World Trade Center Marriott Hotel on September 11

July 8, 2019

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Washington, D.C.–based lawyer Frank Razzano was in his room at the World Trade Center Marriott Hotel, situated between the Twin Towers. Razzano was awoken by the sound of Flight 11 striking the North Tower.

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Pentagon Survivor Kathy Dillaber Tells Her 9/11 Story

July 8, 2019

On September 11, 2019, Kathy, along with four others, will share her story as a part of this year’s fourth annual Anniversary in the Schools webinar.

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“It was an American Experience:” Colonel Mark Lewis’s Survival at the Pentagon

July 8, 2019

Col. Mark Lewis will share his 9/11 story as part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Anniversary in the Schools webinar.

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Covering the 9/11 Attacks: One Reporter’s Story

July 8, 2019

Reporter Sofia Lachappelle and her Univision team would ultimately stay at Ground Zero for almost a week, eating donated food and sleeping in their news truck.

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9/11 Memorial Continues Annual July 4 Tradition

July 3, 2019

Every year on July 4, 2,983 American flags are placed in the names on the 9/11 Memorial. 

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The Story Behind the 9/11 Memorial Glade Design

June 27, 2019

The design of the 9/11 Memorial Glade is rich with symbolism. Here are a few key things to know about the Glade’s design and its physical transformation.

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