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.
Rescue & Recovery: In Their Own Voices with John Ryan, PAPD
June 29, 2022
Our new blog series "In Their Own Voices" is an expansion of the Q&As we published in May to mark the 20th anniversary of the formal end to rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero. This monthly series will continue to highlight the diversity and previously unimaginable undertaking of the rescue and recovery community. In its first installment, the Port Authority Police Department's John Ryan tells us about his involvement and his perspectives more than two decades later.
New York to Norway: Remembrance and Rebuilding After Tragedy
June 21, 2022
Alice Greenwald, President and CEO, and Clifford Chanin, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of Museum Programs, talk about the ways their experience with the 9/11 Memorial helped inform the design of Norway's memorial to those killed on the island of Utøya in 2011.
From War-Torn Ukraine to 9/11 New York
June 17, 2022
Yurii Savchuk, director of Kyiv's National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, built a remarkable "living" exhibit about the war in his country - in just a month. Earlier this week, we welcomed him and Maria Shust, director of the Ukrainian Museum in NYC, for a special visit.
Rescue & Recovery at 20: Highlights from the Milestone Commemoration
June 7, 2022
On May 30, a special ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of the official end to formal rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressman Jerry Nadler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and first responder and advocate John Feal all spoke before an audience including members of the many agencies and organizations involved in the unprecedented operations after the attacks.
Remembering the Significance of Fleet Week 2002
May 28, 2022
Fleet Week 2002 - during which members of the USS Iwo Jima looked on as the Last Column was cut down - has come to stand as symbol of resilience after 9/11. Twenty years later, with Fleet Week 2022 upon us, we look back at its significance.
Rescue & Recovery at 20: Lila Nordstrom, Civilian Survivor
May 27, 2022
The rescue and recovery efforts - which officially came to an end 20 years ago on May 30 - had many arms. Lila Nordstrom parlayed her experience as a high school student on 9/11 into a life of health care advocacy. In today's post, the author and activist - who fought to ensure lower Manhattan students were covered under the Zadroga Act - shares her motivational story.