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.
Join the Conversation: 9/11 Memorial & Museum Anniversary in the Schools
September 1, 2022
In her guest post, Education Specialist Nicole Torres goes behind-the-scenes at our annual Anniversary in the Schools live chat and talks about why answering students' and teachers' questions means so much to her.
Rescue & Recovery: In Their Own Voices with Bridget Gormley
August 29, 2022
Our ongoing Q&A series "In Their Own Voices" — created to highlight the diversity and previously unimaginable undertaking of the 9/11 rescue and recovery community — continues this month with filmmaker and advocate Bridget Gormley, whose firefighter father William (Billy) died in 2017 from lung and bladder cancer caused by exposure to toxins at at Ground Zero.
British Victim Advocate Who Survived Terrorist Attack Takes Inspiration from 9/11 Community
August 21, 2022
After the 2017 Westminster Bridge terrorist attack in London left him seriously injured, Travis Frain became an advocate for victims of similar past — and future — acts of violence. In this guest blog post, he explains how terrorism reshaped his perspectives and the ways the 9/11 community inspires his advocacy works.
Preschoolers on 9/11, Now Guides, Reflect on Meaning of "Never Forget"
August 11, 2022
Just four years old on September 11th, Kerry Pfaff and Ella Hester are now interpretive guides at the Memorial & Museum. Ahead of the 21st anniversary, they spoke to each other about what "Never Forget" means to them.
Rescue & Recovery: In Their Own Voices with Gary Smiley
August 1, 2022
Our new blog series "In Their Own Voices" is an expansion of the Q&As we published in May to mark the 20th anniversary of the formal end to rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. This series continues to highlight the diversity and previously unimaginable undertaking of the rescue and recovery community. August's installment features Gary Smiley, an FDNY paramedic.
Disability Pride Month: Two-Time Survivor John Abruzzo
July 31, 2022
Winding down Disability Pride Month, we're sharing the story of Port Authority associate accountant John Abruzzo, who, on 9/11, brought his newly customized power wheelchair to work on the North Tower's 69th floor. But it was a much simpler device - and loyal co-workers - that would ultimately save his life that day.