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

NYPD recruits stand at arm's length on the Memorial plaza during a recruitment ceremony.
Photo by Marisa Sullivan, NYPD Photo Unit

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a photography series devoted to documenting moments big and small that unfold at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.    

The View: Ahead of their graduation from the Police Academy, 856 NYPD recruits visited the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Monday, May 3, in staggered groups of about 300. This is the first group of NYPD recruits to visit the Memorial since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the masked recruits stood at arm’s length to ensure proper social distancing.

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Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Osama bin Laden Raid

A sign that tracked the days Osama bin Laden was at large is displayed on a white surface. The sign reads: “9 years, 232 days since 9/11/01. Where is Osama bin Laden?” A yellow piece of paper beside the sign reads “Dead.”

This past weekend marked the 10-year anniversary of Operation Neptune Spear, the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that resulted in his death. In recognition of the anniversary, we are highlighting an artifact currently on view in the special exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden that tells the story of the nearly decade-long search for the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

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Recap: “10 Years Later: Operation Neptune Spear”

A composite image on a blue background of three public program participants on a Zoom call.

Last week, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum marked the 10-year anniversary of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound with Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense, and Leon E. Panetta, former director of the CIA.

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