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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The Legacy Letters at 10: A Conversation With Suzann Cayne

December 2, 2021

In 2011, the organization Tuesday's Children compiled 100 letters written by family members to the loved ones they lost on 9/11, reflecting on a decade gone by. In this milestone 20th anniversary year, we've been speaking with some of the families who contributed "legacy letters" ten years ago. Today’s blog post features Suzann Cayne, who was seven when she lost her father Jake, a Cantor Fitzgerald employee. 

Lemonade Stand Becomes Sweet Fundraising Effort

November 23, 2021

Mark Hemschoot died on 9/11 while at work at the Aon Corporation in the South Tower. Today, the entrepreneurial spirt of his four grandchildren - ages 8, 6, 3, and 11 months - keeps his memory alive. 

The Gift of Lights: Tobi Kahn’s “YZKAR”

November 22, 2021

Chief Curator Jan Seidler Ramirez explores the meaning of the powerful Tobi Kahn sculpture "YZKAR," which was recently gifted to the Museum and will be on view beginning this winter. Her special post includes the perspectives of the sculptor himself; Alice M. Greenwald, our President and CEO; and benefactor William A. Brewer, attorney, on behalf of the Brewer Foundation, which commissioned the work. 

New Book by Shirley Dreifus Chronicles Mystery of 9/11 Flag

November 17, 2021

In her newest book, author Shirley Dreifus chronicles the fascinating story of the stolen "9/11 Flag." She'll join us for a book signing tomorrow from 12-3 p.m. at the Museum. 

Salute to Service & Veterans Day Highlights

November 16, 2021

A look back at Salute to Service and Veterans Day 2021, honoring those who serve and the families and communities who support them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

A Special Thanks to Our In-House Veterans

November 9, 2021

With gratitude, we share a special shout-out to the veterans who work at, volunteer for, and contribute to the Memorial and Museum. 

Visionaries in Service: Amanda Szabolcs

November 9, 2021

Air Force veteran Amanda Szabolcs - now an executive with Atlantic Southern - answers our Salute to Service Q&A ahead of Veterans Day. 

Our 2021 Salute to Service

November 8, 2021

Read about our 2021 Salute to Service plans and offers, recognizing our country's veterans and those who support them. 

Visionaries in Service: Brian Kitching

November 8, 2021

With Veterans Day on Thursday, we're kicking off Week II of our Salute to Service blog series, featuring Visionaries whose personal experiences inspired them to join the United States military. Today, Lieutenant Colonel Brian Kitching shares his Q&A and insight.

Visionaries in Service: Carlton Shelley II

November 5, 2021

For the fourth installment of our Salute to Service blog series, we asked Visionary Carlton Shelley II to share a little bit about the lessons of September 11 and his journey in the military.