Long alt text: Dozens of square tiles that are varying shades of blue are seen up close in Memorial Hall.
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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.

Latest Posts

Remembering Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy, Who Brought 1993 Bombers to Justice

April 3, 2020

Today we pay tribute to Kevin Thomas Duffy, the federal judge who brought justice to the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. Judge Duffy died on Wednesday from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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As the Census Begins, Remember Two Census Workers Killed on United Flight 93

April 1, 2020

Twenty years ago, the 2000 Census enumerated the makeup of the United States. Two veterans of that national process are commemorated on the names parapets of the 9/11 Memorial’s South Pool.

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Beloved Birthday Rose Commemoration Continues During Closure

March 30, 2020

During our temporary closure, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has reduced staff on site, but we have taken extraordinary measures to see the birthday rose commemoration continue without pause.

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Explore and Learn from Home During the Temporary Closure

March 24, 2020

During this temporary closure, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers you the opportunity to explore a host of online resources.

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The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

March 20, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum may be temporarily closed, but the Survivor Tree remains a symbol of growth and resilience.

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Artifacts in the Museum’s Collection Commemorate the Irish Heritage of 9/11 Victims

March 16, 2020

The 2,977 people killed in the 9/11 attacks came from a wide range of backgrounds. On this St. Patrick’s Day, even as we are temporarily closed, we remember several people who celebrated their Irish heritage in personal objects they owned or whose loved ones memorialized them with Irish-referencing tribute items.

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COVID-19 Update: 9/11 Memorial & Museum to Close Temporarily Starting March 13

March 12, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will be temporarily closed starting March 13 as part of the New York City and New York State mandates to combat and contain the COVID-19 virus.

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Danny Meyer Reflects on 9/11, Restaurants as Sites of Community and Connection in Public Program

March 9, 2020

Last week, celebrated New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer participated in a public program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum as part of the “New York Stories” program series.

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John O’Neill’s FBI Jacket and Passport Embody His Enduring Fight Against Terrorism

March 5, 2020

John O’Neill was a leading figure in the FBI’s fight against terrorism at home and abroad in the years leading up to 9/11. He repeatedly sounded the alarm about the rising threat posed by organizations like al-Qaeda—and his life would ultimately be cut short in that group’s plot to attack the World Trade Center.

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Danny Meyer Tells His 9/11 Story, Talks NYC Restaurant Culture in "New York Stories: Danny Meyer"

March 4, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a public program featuring celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer, who will reflect upon the impact of the 9/11 attacks on New York City and the restorative role of restaurants as sites of community and connection.

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