National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum 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.
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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 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.

Mission: Please read the missions of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum: http://www.911memorial.org/mission-statements-0

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From Nov. 7 through Nov. 14, we are paying tribute to our country’s veterans during Salute to Service, our annual weeklo...
11/06/2020

From Nov. 7 through Nov. 14, we are paying tribute to our country’s veterans during Salute to Service, our annual weeklong event honoring our country’s veterans and the families and communities that support them. We are hosting a series of events and special programs, virtually and in-person. https://911memorial.io/2qlgFVM

On Sept. 11, 2001, NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson was aboard the International Space Station more than 200 miles from E...
11/05/2020

On Sept. 11, 2001, NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson was aboard the International Space Station more than 200 miles from Earth. Even from that distance he could see the smoke rising from New York City. As the spacecraft moved over the eastern United States, he grabbed a video camera and started filming. The full video can be seen in the historical exhibition. www.911memorial.org

George Merkouris was born in Montreal, Canada, and lived on Long Island with his wife and their three children. A skille...
11/04/2020

George Merkouris was born in Montreal, Canada, and lived on Long Island with his wife and their three children. A skilled dancer, George performed in his high school plays and taught traditional Greek dances to friends. As an adult, he worked as an account executive for Carr Futures. On 9/11, George was at his office on the 92nd floor of the North Tower. Today a white rose was placed at his name on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of his 55th birthday.

A symbol of our resilience and a place to reflect and remember.
11/03/2020

A symbol of our resilience and a place to reflect and remember.

This dedicated space honors the ongoing sacrifice of rescue, recovery, and relief workers, and the survivors and members...
11/01/2020

This dedicated space honors the ongoing sacrifice of rescue, recovery, and relief workers, and the survivors and members of the broader lower Manhattan community, who are sick or have died from exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11. It also recognizes the courage, selflessness and perseverance of the men and women of the rescue and recovery effort. www.911memorial.org/glade

“K-9 Courage” is a temporary exhibition in the Museum’s South Tower Gallery that honors the hundreds of dogs that partic...
10/31/2020

“K-9 Courage” is a temporary exhibition in the Museum’s South Tower Gallery that honors the hundreds of dogs that participated in the response to the 9/11 attacks. These four-legged responders made a difference with their handlers during the rescue and recovery efforts and made a lasting impression on people around the world. If you are unable to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum, you can explore some of the photos featured in the exhibition at www.911memorial.org/dogs.

First responders from all over New York City descended on the World Trade Center on 9/11. These brave men and women form...
10/30/2020

First responders from all over New York City descended on the World Trade Center on 9/11. These brave men and women formed the largest emergency mobilization in NYC history. Explore some of the items in our collection that tell the stories of the 9/11 first responders. https://911memorial.io/3e4rHDk

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Sigrid Wiswe immigrated to the United States at the age of 14. As an adult, she lived in Man...
10/29/2020

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Sigrid Wiswe immigrated to the United States at the age of 14. As an adult, she lived in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Sigrid enjoyed knitting, baking traditional German cookies and spoiling her niece with gifts. On 9/11, she was on the North Tower’s 94th floor, working as a manager for American Express, handling the Marsh & McLennan account. Today a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of her 61st birthday.

The life of 11-year-old Asia Cottom was taken far too soon. While her time on Earth was short, she has touched the lives...
10/28/2020

The life of 11-year-old Asia Cottom was taken far too soon. While her time on Earth was short, she has touched the lives of many. Asia’s story reminds us to have compassion and generosity toward others. Read more about Asia and her story of hope: “Asia’s New Wings.” https://911memorial.io/3muRjw9

Located in the footprints of the Twin Towers, the 9/11 Memorial pools contain the largest man-made waterfalls in the cou...
10/27/2020

Located in the footprints of the Twin Towers, the 9/11 Memorial pools contain the largest man-made waterfalls in the country, each approximately 30 feet in height and hold nearly 486,000 gallons of water. The sound of the cascading water of the pools and the canopy of trees makes the Memorial a place of tranquility and contemplation separate from the bustling noises of the city. www.911memorial.org/visit

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open five days a week. As the country’s principal institution for examining the events and a...
10/25/2020

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open five days a week. As the country’s principal institution for examining the events and aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, we look forward to welcoming you and sharing the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's message of healing, unity and renewal. Learn more about reserving tickets and visiting: https://911memorial.io/36Pjbnz

For some, school may look different this year as classes are being held at home from the dining room table. As students ...
10/23/2020

For some, school may look different this year as classes are being held at home from the dining room table. As students are adjusting to virtual classrooms, we know parents and caregivers are looking for meaningful learning activities to do together. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to providing students and teachers the tools to understand what happened on 9/11 and how the attacks continue to impact our lives. From art activities to virtual field trips, we offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. https://911memorial.io/37xv8kZ

New York City’s skyline is one of the most iconic in the world, and for nearly three decades it was dominated by the Twi...
10/22/2020

New York City’s skyline is one of the most iconic in the world, and for nearly three decades it was dominated by the Twin Towers. This model of the World Trade Center created by the Twin Towers architect Minoru Yamasaki is the largest existing and most detailed model of the complex. It is currently on view in the historical exhibition in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. https://911memorial.io/2HmsEuB

Gift of the American Architectural Foundation, made in association with Save America's Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and at the National Endowment for the Arts, Alcoa, Otis Elevator Company, McGraw-Hill Construction, the American Institute of Architects and Minoru Yamasaki Associates.

Queens native Yamel Merino lived in Yonkers, NY, with her 8-year-old son. At the ambulance company MetroCare, she rose f...
10/21/2020

Queens native Yamel Merino lived in Yonkers, NY, with her 8-year-old son. At the ambulance company MetroCare, she rose from the transport division to be an emergency medical technician. She hoped to continue her education to become a nurse. On 9/11, Yamel was providing medical assistance outside the South Tower when it collapsed. Today a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of her 44th birthday.

Almost all of the more than 40,000 windows in the Twin Towers shattered on Sept. 11, 2001. Only one windowpane, from the...
10/20/2020

Almost all of the more than 40,000 windows in the Twin Towers shattered on Sept. 11, 2001. Only one windowpane, from the 82nd floor of the South Tower, is known to have survived intact. The unbroken window was discovered within a fragment of the South Tower facade that landed on Church Street and is now on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. https://911memorial.io/2TbQdce

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open five days a week. We’re dedicated to providing a safe Museum experience for all. If you...
10/18/2020

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open five days a week. We’re dedicated to providing a safe Museum experience for all. If you are interested planning a visit or want to learn more about our virtual tour options, head to our website at www.911memorial.org/visit.

Weehawken, New Jersey, with his wife and their infant daughter. Robert’s musical tastes ranged from Motown to country to...
10/16/2020

Weehawken, New Jersey, with his wife and their infant daughter. Robert’s musical tastes ranged from Motown to country to classical and he could name the artist of almost any radio hit. On 9/11, Robert, a contractor from Midhattan Woodworking Corp., was working on a project at Cantor Fitzgerald on the North Tower’s 103rd floor. Today a white rose was placed at his name on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of his 60th birthday.

Our shoes bear evidence of where we have been and help us get where we need to go. After 9/11, responders stayed at the ...
10/13/2020

Our shoes bear evidence of where we have been and help us get where we need to go. After 9/11, responders stayed at the World Trade Center for days, weeks and months to help. The Museum’s collection includes more than 20 pairs of recovery worker boots. Their worn boots show the harsh conditions they confronted on the pile, reflected in residual grit, scuffing, cracking, tears and partially melted sole. https://911memorial.io/33UVxHe

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has updated operating hours. The Museum will be open Thursday and Friday from 12 to 7 p.m. an...
10/12/2020

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has updated operating hours. The Museum will be open Thursday and Friday from 12 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The Memorial's hours of operation have been adjusted to mirror the Museum's hours as much as possible and will remain open seven days a week, from 12 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday through Wednesday. https://911memorial.io/33uHXJ0

In darkness, we shine brightest.
10/11/2020

In darkness, we shine brightest.

The 9/11 Memorial Glade includes a pathway flanked by six large stone monoliths that are inlaid with World Trade Center ...
10/10/2020

The 9/11 Memorial Glade includes a pathway flanked by six large stone monoliths that are inlaid with World Trade Center steel. The Glade honors the ongoing sacrifice of rescue, recovery and relief workers, and the survivors and members of the broader lower Manhattan community, who are sick or have died from exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11. https://911memorial.io/2vdpUtL

We are the country’s principal institution for examining the events and aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial M...
10/09/2020

We are the country’s principal institution for examining the events and aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open five days a week. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's message of healing, unity and renewal. Learn more about visiting at 911memorial.org.

Maryland native Elizabeth Wainio lived in New Jersey. She traveled throughout the United States as a business developmen...
10/08/2020

Maryland native Elizabeth Wainio lived in New Jersey. She traveled throughout the United States as a business development manager at Discovery Communications. She also traveled internationally for pleasure and on Sept. 9 she had returned from a vacation in Italy and France. Two days later, Elizabeth boarded Flight 93 bound for a business trip to San Francisco. Today a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of her 47th birthday.

10/07/2020
The Tridents

Two steel columns, from the North Tower, known as tridents. They are the first artifact that visitors encounter as they make their descent into the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the only one visible from the 9/11 Memorial. https://911memorial.io/36Pjbnz

Visitors are welcome to leave tributes in the names inscribed on the bronze parapets that surround the twin Memorial poo...
10/06/2020

Visitors are welcome to leave tributes in the names inscribed on the bronze parapets that surround the twin Memorial pools. Did you know the names are placed by ‘meaningful adjacencies?' The design allows the names of family, friends, and colleagues to be together, as they lived and died. The requested adjacencies reflected on the Memorial make it unique from any other in existence. https://911memorial.io/2l86Lo9

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
10/06/2020

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The Vesey Street stairs helped hundreds of people escape on 9/11. They withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers. After ...
10/05/2020

The Vesey Street stairs helped hundreds of people escape on 9/11. They withstood the collapse of the Twin Towers. After 9/11, the stairs were slated for destruction until a federal review process involving preservationists, survivors and other advocates eventually assured that this symbolic remnant, now known as the Survivors’ Stairs, would be saved. This massive artifact can be seen inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. www.911memorial.org/visit

The 9/11 Memorial is open daily to visitors to pay tribute to the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September...
10/04/2020

The 9/11 Memorial is open daily to visitors to pay tribute to the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993. Our hours of operation are Thursday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.911memorial.org

Featured in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Tribute Walk is a Statue of Liberty replica. Lady Liberty stood proudly outside a...
10/03/2020

Featured in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Tribute Walk is a Statue of Liberty replica. Lady Liberty stood proudly outside a firehouse in NYC after 9/11. As people walked by, they filled her with tributes and mementos. https://911memorial.io/34knCqt

10/02/2020
Stories of Hope: A Proud New Yorker

In the moments, days and weeks after 9/11, ordinary people did extraordinary things. We rose against challenges and came back stronger because that’s who we are. For one New Yorker, the acts of kindness he encountered 19 years ago gave him a new perspective on life. As told by Alex Zablocki, 9/11 Memorial & Museum Visionary Leadership Council Member. https://911memorial.io/2SiYACu

For those who can’t visit or maybe aren’t ready to, we are offering Virtual Museum Tours. The 60-minute live, interactiv...
10/01/2020

For those who can’t visit or maybe aren’t ready to, we are offering Virtual Museum Tours. The 60-minute live, interactive tour takes you through the Museum’s key spaces and provides a deeper understanding of 9/11, the lead-up to the attacks and their continuing global significance. https://911memorial.io/3f6Tlzn

Virginia native Anna Allison lived in Stoneham, Mass., with her husband. The two met at a wine appreciation class he tau...
09/30/2020

Virginia native Anna Allison lived in Stoneham, Mass., with her husband. The two met at a wine appreciation class he taught and together toured the world’s great wine regions, including Burgundy and Champagne, France. In 1999, Anna founded her own company, A2 Software Solutions. On 9/11, she boarded Flight 11 to visit a client in Los Angeles. Today a white rose was placed at her name on the 9/11 Memorial in honor of her 68th birthday.

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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.


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My cousin composed the song "Nation Calls (Heroes of the Canyons)" to honor the heroes of this tragic event in Americas history. I created the video montage to go along with his powerful lyrics.
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A photo of my youngest sister taken in 1974 on a family trip to the then incomplete Twin Towers. You can tell that one of them wasn't finished by the construction equipment on the roof in the background. She was 7 years old in this photo. My father once worked in one of the lower buildings on the site that was destroyed when both towers collapsed, for the Conti Commodities Co. He stopped working there in the early to mid 1980's.
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So glad I discovered this FB page, after I created my own FB album of them & this family day trip. I felt that they would have more historical value with more public exposure on this page.
Taken in the museum on 12/24/11.
Since I discovered this FB page yesterday, I decided to post my nearly 9 year old photos from a family trip there on 12/24/11.