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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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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A Tribute to Remember, Marched to Ground Zero in a Floral Cavalcade, Courtesy of Colombia

October 22, 2020

Twin Towers by folk artist Sara Grijalva is a case study of 9/11's reverberations through the global city of New York, with its large Hispanic population, and particularly as felt by the transnational Colombian community rooted in the borough of Queens.

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Upcoming Public Program: “In Pursuit of Justice: Integrating Intelligence”

October 19, 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, October 26.

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Stories of Hope: Make Every Day Count

October 14, 2020

Despite her harrowing experience nearly 20 years ago at the World Trade Center, Lachapelle moves forward with hope, resilience, and gratitude. Her positive attitude defines her. “I am a 9/11 survivor, a woman, a mother, and an autism activist. But above all, I am a very grateful human.”

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Remembering NYC Journalism Great Jim Dwyer

October 9, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum would like to acknowledge the passing of Jim Dwyer, an all-time great of New York City journalism who chronicled four decades of city life as a reporter and columnist at New York Newsday, the Daily News, and The New York Times and whose reporting on the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and 9/11 remains essential and unparalleled. 

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Remembering the USS Cole Attack 20 Years Later

October 8, 2020

On October 12, 2000, 11 months before the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Navy destroyer was refueling at a port in Yemen when suicide bombers in an approaching motorboat detonated 1,000 pounds of explosives.

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Virtual Memorial Museum Tours Now Available

October 1, 2020

Perfect for those who can’t visit or maybe aren’t ready to visit the Museum in person, this 60-minute live, interactive tour takes you through the Museum’s key spaces and provides a deeper understanding of 9/11, the lead-up to the attacks, and their continuing global significance.

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Stories of Hope: A Proud New Yorker

September 30, 2020

“My experience on September 11, 2001 gave me a new perspective on life,” says Alex Zablocki. “And it showed me that there are so many people in this city willing to risk everything and do everything for someone else because it is who we are. It’s in our DNA.”

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A Look Back at This Year’s 9/11 Ceremony, Tribute in Light, and Museum Reopening

September 23, 2020

Throughout the month of September, various news outlets published informative, engaging articles about the work of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the unique challenges of commemorating 9/11 during a global health crisis.

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Explore the Power of Place with Virtual Field Trips

September 14, 2020

At a time when we are all looking for meaningful ways to connect and educate online, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is excited to announce the addition of two live virtual field trips for students.

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