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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Reflecting on the Afterlives of the Bamiyan Buddhas and Twin Towers

March 12, 2021

This past October, after several cancellations tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, a meeting finally solidified with the multimedia artist Andra Samelson. Almost a year earlier, she had contacted the 9/11 Memorial Museum about a gift she wished to make “in honor of those who were killed when the Twin Towers were destroyed.”

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March 12, 2021

9/11 Memorial Museum to Lead Nation in Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Attack

March 11, 2021

Six months from today, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will lead the nation in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that took the lives of 2,977 men, women, and children in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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New Partnership with Share My Lesson Gives Educators Access to Free Online Resources

March 9, 2021

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Education Department is pleased to announce a new partnership with Share My Lesson, a free lesson-sharing website funded by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

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The Bamiyan Buddhas and the Role of Cultural Heritage in Afghanistan Peace-Building

March 8, 2021

Last week, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum welcomed Dr. Morwari Zafar, an anthropologist with experience in international development and national security, and currently an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University’s Security Studies program, to discuss the role cultural heritage plays in Afghanistan’s nation-building up to and following the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas 20 years ago.

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Remembering the Women of Ground Zero

March 8, 2021

Among this diverse league of dedicated women involved in the rescue and recovery efforts, today we share but four, whose stories and experiences have been captured in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection.

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Museum Offers New Virtual Tour of “Revealed” Exhibition

March 4, 2021

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has just launched its newest virtual tour offering, which provides an exclusive look at the special exhibition, Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden.

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Stories of Hope: The Good That Connects Us

March 3, 2021

Some thought New York City would never recover from 9/11, but it did, and it came back stronger than before. We will come through the challenges we face today, we’ll bear the scars, we’ll remember the ones we lost, but we will come through it.

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Remembering March 2, 2001: The Destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas

March 2, 2021

This March, the 20th anniversary of the Bamiyan Buddhas’ destruction, provides a sobering reminder that violence and terrorism continue to threaten humanity’s shared cultural heritage. Yet it also presents an opportunity to reflect on the beauty that can come out of peaceful cultural exchange—like the meeting of people and ideas that created the Bamiyan Buddhas so many centuries ago.

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Learn from the Experts in New “Ask an Educator” Program

March 1, 2021

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has launched “Ask an Educator,” a brand-new virtual school program for students in grades 3–12.

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