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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Marking the 7th Anniversary of the 9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication

May 14, 2021

Together with family members of 9/11 victims, survivors, and witnesses, President Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and honored guests gathered in Foundation Hall to mark the occasion.

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Intelligence Matters Podcast Interviews Cliff Chanin

May 6, 2021

Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for Museum Programs Cliff Chanin gave an interview to the podcast “Intelligence Matters” about the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s special exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden.

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Recap: “10 Years Later: Operation Neptune Spear”

May 5, 2021

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

May 4, 2021

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.    

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Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Osama bin Laden Raid

May 3, 2021

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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Looking Back on 100 Years of Port Authority History through the 9/11 Memorial Museum Collection

April 30, 2021

Artifacts in the Museum’s collection help to convey the agency’s storied history, from the construction of the World Trade Center to the civilians and first responders who showed courage and selflessness on September 11, 2001, to the Port Authority's continued partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

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This Arbor Day, We Celebrate the More Than 400 Trees on the Memorial Plaza

April 30, 2021

Learn about the importance of trees to the sustainable design of the 9/11 Memorial plaza.

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Stories of Hope: A Dream Called Hope

April 28, 2021

On September 11, 2001, poet, journalist, and activist Kevin Powell had just spoken at an event in Syracuse, New York, and planned to fly back to his home in Brooklyn, until a friend called him with the news that the Twin Towers were on fire.

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Upcoming Public Program: "10 Years Later: Operation Neptune Spear"

April 27, 2021

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, at 12 p.m. ET, for "10 Years Later: Operation Neptune Spear," our next program in the When the World Changes digital conversation series.

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Register Today for the Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

April 27, 2021

Registration is now open for Anniversary in the Schools, an annual program in commemoration of the 9/11 attacks.

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