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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Help Support the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020

Today the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a nonprofit institution that relies solely on the support of visitors and generous donors.

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Remembering David Dinkins, New York City's First Black Mayor

November 25, 2020

The 9/11 Memoriam Museum would like to acknowledge the passing of Mayor David Dinkins, who served as the 106th mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. He was 93.

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Stories of Hope: Final Message of Love

November 25, 2020

The last words from our loved ones stay with us forever. For Julie Roth, a voicemail left by her first husband Brian David Sweeney, a passenger on hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, gave her the courage to move forward.

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Remembering Arthur E. Imperatore, Who Ferried Evacuees To Safety Following the 9/11 Attacks

November 24, 2020

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Imperatore’s ferries were repurposed for immediate service as part of a domestic boatlift that delivered evacuees from stricken Manhattan island to safety in New Jersey, Staten Island, and elsewhere.

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Enjoy a Safe and Meaningful Museum Visit with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Family Pass

November 20, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial Museum Family Pass includes two adult tickets and up to three child/young adult tickets (ages 7 to 17) at a discounted price. This pass provides an opportunity for small groups to enjoy a safe and meaningful visit to the Museum.

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Please Note Our Thanksgiving Hours of Operation

November 19, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving. We count your support among our blessings. Please note the following changes to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum hours of operation on Thanksgiving.

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Stories of Hope: The Power of Unity and Resilience

November 18, 2020

On September 11, 2001, Shelley was a student at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. That day, President George W. Bush was visiting another class of students at the school when he was informed of the attacks.

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9/11 Memorial Launches Audio Guide App

November 17, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum launched a new app to teach Memorial visitors and those at home about the events of 9/11, the lives of the victims of the attacks, and the design of the Memorial.

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Conservation Efforts for Emergency Vehicles in the 9/11 Memorial Museum

November 16, 2020

Almost ten years after 9/11, several large-scale artifacts journeyed back to the World Trade Center site where they were readied for display. Now in their permanent home at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, each requires ongoing maintenance and conservation.

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Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Who Extolled the Possibilities of Interfaith Understanding in a 2016 Visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum

November 13, 2020

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who died last Saturday, appeared at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in April 2016, as part of the Museum's continuing series of discussion programs focused on the possibilities of interfaith understanding.

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