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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National Security Experts Discuss: “Are We Safer?”

November 12, 2020

Presented in conjunction with the third annual Summit on Security, this week the 9/11 Memorial & Museum presented the public program “Are We Safer?”

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Yellow Roses Placed on 9/11 Memorial for Veterans Day Tribute

November 11, 2020

Today, on Veterans Day, yellow roses were placed at the names of veterans on the 9/11 Memorial to honor their commitment to serve our country and protect our freedoms.

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Business, Government, and Military Leaders Gather for Summit on Security

November 11, 2020

As our city and nation confront the current global health crisis, leaders from business, government, and the military gathered virtually on November 9 and 10 for the third annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv.

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Register Today for the Third Annual Summit on Security

November 6, 2020

The Summit will take place virtually on November 9 and 10.

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Stories of Hope: The Survivor Tree

November 4, 2020

Following the 9/11 attacks, Ronaldo Vega worked alongside his NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) colleagues at Ground Zero, helping to clear debris from the site. While working long and difficult shifts in the weeks after 9/11, Vega and some of his fellow recovery workers witnessed an inspiring testament to resilience.

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Upcoming Public Program: "Are We Safer?"

November 2, 2020

We are pleased to present the next program in our When the World Changes digital conversation series at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, November 9.

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Heralding the Arrival of Fall

October 30, 2020

As the leaves change, the mornings feel frosty, and the evenings darken sooner, the 9/11 Memorial Museum highlights some photos from the permanent collection that capture that autumn feeling and celebrate the lives of some of the 2,983 men, women, and children we memorialize.

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Fran Moore Talks Reducing Barriers to Entry in the Intelligence Community

October 29, 2020

On Monday, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum kicked off a new season of its digital public program series When the World Changes with Fran Moore, Director for Intelligence (now Analysis) at the Central Intelligence Agency (2010–2014).

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Stories of Hope: Asia’s New Wings

October 28, 2020

The life of 11-year old Asia Cottom was taken far too soon. While her time on Earth was short, she has touched the lives of many. Asia’s story reminds us to have compassion and generosity towards others.

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Educational Activities to Try from Home

October 22, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to providing students and teachers the tools to understand what happened on 9/11 and how the attacks continue to impact our lives. From art activities to virtual field trips, we offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. 

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