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.

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

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Stories of Hope: From High School Student to 9/11 Health Advocate

January 20, 2021

In her role as 9/11 health advocate, Nordstrom has played a key role in policy decisions surrounding 9/11 health coverage and benefits for survivors like herself, first responders, downtown residents, and more.

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A Reflection: The Capitol Was Spared on 9/11

January 19, 2021

There are indelible images that mark moments of rupture. They stay with us, engraved in our mind’s eye, precisely because they capture the unthinkable; because they signal a profound and forever irreversible shift in our expectations of the possible.

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Explore the History of the World Trade Center in New Digital Exhibition

January 13, 2021

Last week the 9/11 Memorial Museum launched its newest digital exhibition detailing the remarkable history of the planning, construction, and operation of the World Trade Center site.

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9/11 Memorial Museum Launches Community Evenings for Stakeholders

December 23, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial Museum partners with organizations in the tri-state area to coordinate free museum visits on Mondays.

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The Special Holiday Tributes Left on the 9/11 Memorial

December 22, 2020

During the holidays, visitors will leave tributes in the form of flowers and photos, and even more practical items, like gloves and cold-weather gear, that one might give to a loved one during the holiday season.

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Former Ambassador Discusses The Long War in Afghanistan in Public Program

December 21, 2020

On Thursday, December 17, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continued its digital public program series When the World Changes with Ambassador Richard Olson, former U.S. State Department diplomat and now a senior advisor at the United States Institute of Peace.

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9/11 Memorial & Museum Closed Thursday Due to Snow

December 16, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will be closed on Thursday, December 17 as a major snow storm affects the tri-state area.

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A Q&A with Ambassador Richard Olson on American Troop Withdrawals in Afghanistan

December 14, 2020

Former U.S. State Department diplomat and current senior advisor at the United States Institute of Peace, Ambassador Richard Olson will participate in the virtual public program "The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?" on December 17.

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Stories of Hope: 2,983 Shades of Blue

December 9, 2020

Though some of the tiles in Spencer Finch's “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning” might appear to share the same color, in fact, they’re each a distinct shade of blue made to represent the collective memory of the blue sky above New York City that morning.

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum Updates Its Hours of Operation

December 3, 2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is updating its operating hours for the Memorial and the Museum.

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