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

Almost 20 Years After 9/11, “The Fathers’ Eight” Stand as a Trio of Dads

June 19, 2020

The Band of Dads spent months at Ground Zero searching for their missing sons who had followed them into the uniformed rescue services.

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Quilting After 9/11

June 19, 2020

Overwhelmed by grief, fear, and anger in the wake of 9/11, people around the world searched for ways to help. For those unable to participate in the rescue and recovery efforts at the attack sites, quilt making became an option for offering practical, creative, and symbolic consolation to, and support for those who were directly affected by the attacks.

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With Your Support the 9/11 Memorial Will Reopen on Independence Day

June 18, 2020

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is launching a major fundraising campaign to reopen the Memorial on Saturday, July 4.

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Register for the Annual Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

June 16, 2020

Join thousands of students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for this free program.

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Secretary Jeh Johnson To Discuss Role of Homeland Security in Times of Crisis

June 15, 2020

We will welcome Secretary Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013–2017) to our digital program “Homeland Security in a Time of Crisis,” on June 19.

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Ground Zero Flag Endures as a Symbol of Hope and Rebuilding

June 11, 2020

A photograph of three firefighters hoisting an American flag above the scorched ruins and persistent fires of the World Trade Center site became a symbol of hope and rebuilding in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. But soon after its raising, the flag disappeared from Ground Zero. 

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9/11 Memorial Commemorates Pulse Nightclub Attack

June 11, 2020

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial & 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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Former SEAL Describes Essential Role of Dogs in Military Operations

June 11, 2020

On Monday, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continued its new digital public program series by welcoming Will Chesney, former Navy SEAL and author of the new book No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid.

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Navy SEAL Will Chesney to Discuss No Ordinary Dog

June 5, 2020

Will Chesney, former Navy SEAL and author of the new book No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, will participate in a digital public program on Monday, June 8, at 3 p.m. (ET).

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In Tumultuous Times 9/11 Memorial & Museum President Alice M. Greenwald Invokes the Power of Solidarity, Equality, and Diversity

June 2, 2020

A letter from 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald to staff, which responds to the events of recent days, publicly denounces racism in all forms, and expresses gratitude for the diverse perspectives within our organization.

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