How we are continuing our mission through sharing stories of hope and courage during the pandemic. https://911memorial.io/2YzBOKY cc: CNN
The official page for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit organization located at the World Trade Center in New York City, bears solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The organization honors the 2,983 victims of these attacks, those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath through commemoration, exhibitions and educational programs that tell the story of the attacks and explore the continuing global impact of 9/11 and the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities.
The 9/11 Memorial remembers and honors the 2,983 people who were killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The design, created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, consists of two reflecting pools formed in the footprints of the original Twin Towers and a plaza of trees. The 9/11 Memorial Museum displays monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning, and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and the aftermath.
Mission: Please read the missions of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum: http://www.911memorial.org/mission-statements-0
How we are continuing our mission through sharing stories of hope and courage during the pandemic. https://911memorial.io/2YzBOKY cc: CNN
We are committed to providing relevant and engaging learning opportunities for students, teachers and families. Our online educational resources range from activities at home to the Anniversary in the Schools webinar. Head to www.911memorial.org/learn to learn more about our activities and sign up for the webinar.
After 9/11, K-9 teams searched the wreckage of the crash sites for survivors and victims, and they comforted responders and the families of victims. These four-legged heroes were a bright spot during 9/11’s dark aftermath. https://911memorial.io/2W9Sbw8
“Lend a Hand, Do What You Can”: Remembering the Generosity of Gander. https://911memorial.io/2KYT6sV
Juliana Valentine McCourt lived in Connecticut with her parents. Juliana’s family said that the four year old had a great sense of humor and was nurturing, like her mother. On 9/11, Juliana and her mom, Ruth, boarded Flight 175 for a trip to Disneyland. There, they were to meet up with Juliana’s godmother, Paige Farley-Hackel, who was on Flight 11. Today in honor of Juliana’s 23rd birthday a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial.
We will never forget.
Brooklyn resident Cheryl Stewart placed this sign in her yard to count the days that Osama bin Laden remained at large after 9/11. By the morning of May 2, 2011, a passerby had taped a note to the sign to share the news. Late on the night of May 1, 2011, in a televised address, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Stewart finally received the answer to the long-standing question posed on her sign. https://911memorial.io/3bUTcxt
Today on the anniversary of Operation Neptune Spear, the U.S. special forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden, we are talking with Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), for an online public program “Nine Years Later: Finding Osama Bin Laden.” Watch live with us at 2pm (ET): www.911memorial.org/watch
You can explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum from your home with our interactive tour. Head to our website to get a look inside the Museum and its exhibitions. www.911memorial.org/explore
“Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning” is comprised of 2,983 individual watercolor squares—each representing a victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks. Many remember the beauty of the clear blue sky on the morning of 9/11. But, our perception of the color might not be the same as that of another person. Just like our perception of color, our memories share a common point of reference. https://911memorial.io/3eYIXKv
Claudia Foster grew up in Brooklyn and lived on Staten Island with her husband. They were talking about buying a home and starting a family. On 9/11, Claudia was on the 105th floor of the North Tower at Cantor Fitzgerald, where she worked as an assistant broker. Today in honor of 45th birthday a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial.
While the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is temporarily closed, we are pleased to launch a new, online public programs series that advances our mission to commemorate, educate and inspire. Each program will deepen our collective understanding of 9/11's continuing impact on the world today. Join us on Fri., May 1, at 2pm (ET) for “Nine Years Later: Finding Osama Bin Laden,” a conversation with Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). https://911memorial.io/3594U4Y
Today would have been the eighth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day. While we are disappointed that we could not be together in downtown Manhattan this year, we look forward to seeing you in April 2021. Learn more about how you can get involved and support our mission at www.911memorial.org/5K.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum’s permanent collection is an unparalleled repository consisting of material evidence, first-person testimony, and historical records of response to Feb. 26, 1993 and Sept. 11, 2001 and the ongoing repercussions of these terrorist events. To date, the Museum has acquired more than 70,000 artifacts that document the fate of victims, survivors, and responders. Explore some of our collection through our online catalog “Inside the Collection.”
On 9/11, Florence Jones escaped from her office on the 77th floor of the South Tower. Unfortunately, many of her coworkers did not. Years later, she donated the black pair of shoes she wore on her harrowing decent to safety. Hear more stories like Florence’s and explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum from your home: www.911memorial.org/explore
The Survivor Tree stands on the 9/11 Memorial as a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth. On this Earth Day, we share the Survivor Tree’s story as a sign of hope, a reminder that commemoration continues, and a gesture of solidarity with our fellow New Yorkers, especially first responders and members of our community faced directly with the challenges of COVID-19. Learn more about this remarkable tree and our sustainable plaza: https://911memorial.io/3bz9vQk
Brooklyn native Cira Patti lived on Staten Island. At the Sunday dinners and holiday parties she hosted for extended family, Cira cooked her signature pasta sauce and debated the merits of New York’s football and baseball teams. She worked as a trading assistant at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. On 9/11, Cira was at her office on the South Tower’s 89th floor. Today a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of her 59th birthday.
From artifacts to exhibitions, you can learn and explore the 9/11 Memorial & Museum from home. During this temporary closure, we invite you to join us for stories of inspiration and hope in this unprecedented time as we remain committed to honoring our mission. Take a virtual tour or learn more about our mission: www.911memorial.org/explore
In the weeks following Sept. 11, 2001, crowds gathered on Manhattan’s West Side Highway to cheer, applaud, and wave homemade signs to the thousands of rescue and recovery workers traveling to the site. As New Yorkers stand nightly at their front doors, stoops, windows, balconies, and roofs, to applaud the healthcare workers, grocery store staff, restaurant employees, delivery people, and sanitation workers who make the sacrifice to keep us safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we see each home become a miniature Point Thank You. https://911memorial.io/2yiyrgd
Born in Michigan and raised in Massachusetts, Eric Thorpe lived in New York City with his wife and daughter. His volunteer efforts ranged from helping to start a soup kitchen to serving as a Big Brothers youth mentor. On 9/11, Eric was high in the South Tower at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, where he was a vice president of equity sales. Today in honor of his 56th birthday, a white rose was placed at his name on the 9/11 Memorial.
A symbol of our city and our nation’s determination and resilience, now and then. https://911memorial.io/3ekn8EO
Our doors may be temporarily closed, but our commitment and our staff’s dedication to our mission remain the same. From how we clean the Memorial to conserving artifacts to education, get a behind-the-scenes look at the work we do at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in the “Mission to Remember” series. https://911memorial.io/2XyCK1l
In the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s “The Stories They Tell” video series, you can learn more about the Museum’s artifacts directly from the family members, survivors, first responders, and recovery workers connected to those objects. In each video, these individuals discuss the personal 9/11 history they are helping to preserve through the material they have shared. Here, Carolyn Brown, sister of FDNY Capt. Patrick Brown of Ladder 3, shares the recording of her brother’s final dispatch call from the 35th floor of the North Tower. https://911memorial.io/2RmOPms
You can explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum through our interactive video experience by selecting different paths through the Museum’s vast spaces and exhibitions. www.911memorial.org/explore
Born in New Jersey, Scott Johnson lived in New York City. He loved to travel and had explored the pyramids in Egypt, sampled music venues in Cuba, and toured Southeast Asia. He planned to visit South America in summer 2002. Scott worked as a securities analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. On 9/11, he was at his office on the South Tower’s 89th floor. Today in honor of his 45th birthday a white rose was placed at his name on the 9/11 Memorial.
“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” -Virgil www.911memorial.org/explore
Ladder 3 bravely responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11. The truck was severely damaged from the collapse of the Twin Towers, and the Company lost all 11 members on board. In July 2011, the fire truck was ceremoniously placed inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. One of the largest artifacts in the Museum, it was lowered into the space through a temporary hole to its final home.
Each day, we recognize the birthdays of the men, women, and children whose names are inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial by placing a single white rose at each person’s name on his or her birthday. This simple and powerful gesture began in 2013 after a volunteer suggested this tribute to remember the loss of human life on Sept. 11, 2001 and Feb. 26, 1993 and continues without pause during this temporary closure. https://911memorial.io/3axwyKV
Native New Yorker Anne Martino-Cramer lived on Staten Island with her mother. A fan of the comic strip Peanuts, Anne collected Snoopy memorabilia and decorated her office with some of her collection. Anne was a tax specialist at Fiduciary Trust. On 9/11, she was at her office on the 90th floor of the South Tower. Today in honor of Anne’s 66th birthday, a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial.
In darkness, we shine brightest. https://911memorial.io/3autzmB
From handwritten notes on scraps of paper to massive beams of World Trade Center steel, each item in the Museum's collection has a unique story to contribute to the narrative of 9/11. Our conservators face the challenge of preserving significantly damaged objects whose meaning is often found in the damage itself. www.911memorial.org/explore
During this temporary closure, we offer you the opportunity to share in our commitment to commemorate the victims of the 1993 and 9/11 attacks, honor the courage of the first responders, and educate people from around the world. From our online collection, lesson plans, firsthand stories, and more, we invite you to explore our online resources and stories of inspiration and hope during this unprecedented time as we remain committed to honoring our mission. www.911memorial.org/explore
It is our mission and commitment to honor the lives of the 2,983 killed in the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and Feb. 26, 1993. While our site may be temporarily closed, we continue to honor victim’s birthdays by placing white roses at their names on the 9/11 Memorial.
Massachusetts native Mildred Naiman raised three sons with her late husband. She lived in a retirement community in an apartment she called her bachelorette pad. Mildred’s schedule included daily swims and frequent shopping and dinner dates with friends. On 9/11, Mildred boarded Flight 11 to California to visit her sons and their families. Today in honor of her 100th birthday, a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial.
Beneath the wreckage of the Twin Towers, a 36-foot-tall piece of steel remained standing, anchored into bedrock. Rescue and recovery workers, friends, and family of victims covered the column in mementos and tributes. The Last Column stands tall in Foundation Hall, bearing its markings and stories. https://911memorial.io/38FPZPS
The 9/11 Memorial may be temporarily closed, but the Survivor Tree remains a symbol of growth and resilience. Spring only just sprung, and the Survivor Tree is already starting to bud. Out of the more than 400 trees on the 9/11 Memorial, the leaves of the Survivor Tree are the first to bloom and last to turn colors in the fall. https://911memorial.io/2UmbvE8
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Through commemoration, exhibitions, and educational programs, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, a New York education corporation, remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.