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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Upcoming Public Program: “The Domestic Terrorist Threat”

February 17, 2021

We are pleased to present the next program in our When the World Changes digital conversation series, “The Domestic Terrorist Threat,” at 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 18.

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Survivor Recalls the Collapse of the Towers

February 17, 2021

William Jimeno, a now-retired Port Authority police officer, was just nine months into his career when he responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived the collapse of the Twin Towers.

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Daughter of 9/11 Flight Captain Reflects on Support Shown to Her Following the Attacks

February 17, 2021

“The biggest takeaway from 9/11 for me was that you might be able to break down steel and structure, but you can never destroy love.”

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Love Stories: Karen Juday and Rich Pecorella

February 12, 2021

While attending an IndyCar race at Nazareth Speedway in Pennsylvania, Karen Juday sat down next to a New Yorker named Richard Pecorella, soon to be the love of her life.

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Thomas Hegghammer Addresses the Rise in Global Jihad

February 11, 2021

Hegghammer discussed his research and insights from his book, a biography of the influential ideologue who played a crucial role in the international spread of the jihadi movement.

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Registration Open for 9/11 Memorial & Museum Nationwide Run/Walk Registration

February 9, 2021

Registration is now open for the annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk, to be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

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Upcoming Public Program: "The Rise of Global Jihad"

February 5, 2021

We are pleased to present the next program in our When the World Changes digital conversation series at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, February 8.

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Stories of Hope: Safekeeping Memories

February 3, 2021

The Museum's resident oral historian and curator Amy Weinstein reflects on the honor and implicit responsibility in recording these sacred stories.

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Announcing the Winter/Spring 2021 Public Programming Season

February 1, 2021

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Winter/Spring 2021 public program season will kick off on Monday, February 8, and will cover a range of topics that address the ongoing impacts and continued resonance of the 9/11 and 1993 attacks, their historical context, and their aftermath.

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9/11 Memorial & Museum Closed Monday Due to Snow

January 31, 2021

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will be closed on Monday, February 1 as a major snow storm is set to blanket the tri-state area.

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