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.

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

Latest Posts

The Story Behind the Iconic Post-9/11 “I Heart New York More Than Ever” Logo

April 14, 2020

The story and evolution of Milton Glaser's iconic and beloved “I Heart NY” logo.

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Mission To Remember Video Series Takes You Behind the Scenes of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

April 10, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum Mission to Remember video series offers a behind-the-scenes look into one of the most sacred sites in the world.

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Hardhat Tells the Story of Medical Professionals at Ground Zero

April 8, 2020

Dr. Todd Wider's plastic yellow hard hat—outfitted with the universal “red cross” symbol in tape above the hat’s brim—was the sole piece of protective equipment he was fortunate enough to acquire while responding at Ground Zero.

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“The Stories They Tell” Video Series Lends History and Humanity to Museum Artifacts

April 7, 2020

The Museum’s “The Stories They Tell” video series provides a way to learn more about the Museum’s artifacts by hearing directly from the family members, survivors, first responders, and recovery workers connected to those objects.

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Remembering Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy, Who Brought 1993 Bombers to Justice

April 3, 2020

Today we pay tribute to Kevin Thomas Duffy, the federal judge who brought justice to the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. Judge Duffy died on Wednesday from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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As the Census Begins, Remember Two Census Workers Killed on United Flight 93

April 1, 2020

Twenty years ago, the 2000 Census enumerated the makeup of the United States. Two veterans of that national process are commemorated on the names parapets of the 9/11 Memorial’s South Pool.

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Beloved Birthday Rose Commemoration Continues During Closure

March 30, 2020

During our temporary closure, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has reduced staff on site, but we have taken extraordinary measures to see the birthday rose commemoration continue without pause.

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Explore and Learn from Home During the Temporary Closure

March 24, 2020

During this temporary closure, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers you the opportunity to explore a host of online resources.

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

March 20, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum may be temporarily closed, but the Survivor Tree remains a symbol of growth and resilience.

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Artifacts in the Museum’s Collection Commemorate the Irish Heritage of 9/11 Victims

March 16, 2020

The 2,977 people killed in the 9/11 attacks came from a wide range of backgrounds. On this St. Patrick’s Day, even as we are temporarily closed, we remember several people who celebrated their Irish heritage in personal objects they owned or whose loved ones memorialized them with Irish-referencing tribute items.

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