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.

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

Latest Posts

Ground Zero Flag Endures as a Symbol of Hope and Rebuilding

June 11, 2020

A photograph of three firefighters hoisting an American flag above the scorched ruins and persistent fires of the World Trade Center site became a symbol of hope and rebuilding in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. But soon after its raising, the flag disappeared from Ground Zero. 

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9/11 Memorial Commemorates Pulse Nightclub Attack

June 11, 2020

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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Former SEAL Describes Essential Role of Dogs in Military Operations

June 11, 2020

On Monday, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continued its new digital public program series by welcoming Will Chesney, former Navy SEAL and author of the new book No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid.

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Navy SEAL Will Chesney to Discuss No Ordinary Dog

June 5, 2020

Will Chesney, former Navy SEAL and author of the new book No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, will participate in a digital public program on Monday, June 8, at 3 p.m. (ET).

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In Tumultuous Times 9/11 Memorial & Museum President Alice M. Greenwald Invokes the Power of Solidarity, Equality, and Diversity

June 2, 2020

A letter from 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald to staff, which responds to the events of recent days, publicly denounces racism in all forms, and expresses gratitude for the diverse perspectives within our organization.

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“Dr. Artie” Helps New York City Get Back On Its Feet

May 29, 2020

Dr. Arthur Gudeon organized a podiatry clinic inside St. Paul’s Chapel, a church adjacent to the World Trade Center site that had been transformed into a relief center for the Ground Zero workforce.

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Upcoming Public Program to Discuss FDNY’s Response to First Responders’ Health

May 26, 2020

The second program in our new digital conversation series will be “Rescue and Recovery,” with Dr. Kerry Kelly, former chief medical officer for the FDNY (1994–2018), on Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. (ET).

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Faces of the First Helpers: Portraits by Holger Keifel

May 26, 2020

Eighteen years ago, before learning his name or that his pictures were from a larger family of faces, I saw two photographs by Holger Keifel clipped to a hanging line inside a SoHo storefront.

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9/11 Memorial Commemorates Memorial Day

May 24, 2020

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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Taking a Closer Look at Features Galleries: Response Art

May 22, 2020

David Stern's "The Gatherings," featured in the Museum collection's response art gallery, testifies to the urgency and irrepressibility of art-making as a reply to crisis.

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