"I so enjoy being there and interacting with the rest of the world. That is what is so wonderful. You never know who you will be speaking to. It makes our large world so much smaller." – 9/11 Museum Volunteer, Inez R. [ 911memorial.io Link ]

Volunteer Opportunities at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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Flowers were placed at the Survivor Tree on the 9/11 Memorial. Our thoughts and prayers are with London and the families of the victims of the terror attack.
“As the brother of a fallen firefighter, I had to make an artwork of the World Trade Center,” said artist Christopher Saucedo. “I wanted the work to look like it happened all at once, effortlessly. I needed the images to remind me of the event that changed everything and still not make me sad.” His work “World Trade Center as a Cloud” is part of the “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond...
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Are you planning on visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum with children? The Youth & Family Tour is designed to explore the memorial and the events of September 11 in an age-appropriate way. Select dates in April are available. [ 911memorial.io Link ]
We are live from the 9/11 Memorial Museum Public Program: “Making Sense of Syria” with Barak Barfi, research fellow at the New America Foundation. Watch it live here:

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More than 400 police officers and firefighters, some wearing full gear, climbed the 72 floors of 4 World Trade Center on Sunday to memorialize fallen first responders and military personnel worldwide and to raise money for Friends of Firefighters, Inc. and the 9/11 Tribute Center.
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3rd Annual New York City Firefighter Stair Climb Honors Fallen First Responders

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This bike rack found on Vesey Street after the attacks of September 11 was mostly intact along with the bicycles locked to it as it was shielded from debris. After Sept. 11, only one owner stepped forward to claim his bike. The status of the other riders is unknown. This artifact is on display in the Historic Exhibition of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. [ 911memorial.io Link ]
Ahead of tomorrow’s discussion on Syria, our speaker Barak Barfi, a research fellow at the New America Foundation put together a few recommended articles for anyone attending the program or looking for a better understanding of the conflict in the region. [ 911memorial.io Link ]

Making Sense of Syria

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Red carnations are left in the night at the 9/11 Memorial.
9/11 Memorial & Museum visitors stand in front of the 19.8-foot fragment of the original 360-foot-tall antenna that sat on top the North Tower.

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Gerard Barbara’s firefighting career spanned 31 years. Brooklyn born, he lived with his wife on Staten Island. On September 11, Gerard was serving as Assistant Chief of Department and Citywide Tour Commander with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). That morning, Assistant Chief Barbara responded from FDNY headquarters, subsequently assisting command outside the South Tower. Today we...
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Today, we recall the bond and tradition between the Irish and New York City. The events of 9/11 only strengthened that bond. On September 11th, roughly 1,000 people with Irish roots died in the attacks and various artifacts in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection honor these victims. [ 911memorial.io Link ]

St. Patrick's Day Honored Through 9/11 Museum Collection

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To help educators tackle the challenges around teaching students about the events of September 11, the 9/11 Memorial Museum offers a variety of Professional Development opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school educators. [ 911memorial.io Link ]
On March 28, we discuss the Power Of Memory and the impact of living memorials with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. USHMM Director Sara J. Bloomfield and 9/11 Memorial &Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald discuss the creation, location and design of these living memorials, and their impact.

You can watch live on March 28 at 7:00 pm (ET): [ Bit.ly Link ]

Never Forget: The Power Behind Institutions of Memory

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A 9/11 Memorial Museum tour group gathers around to examine an artifact. We offer a variety of guided memorial and museum tours that help to make sense of the global impact of 9/11.
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Remembering Fritz Koenig, the sculptor who created the World Trade Center's iconic Sphere. [ 911memorial.io Link ]

Remembering Fritz Koenig, the Sculptor Who Created the World Trade Center's Iconic Sphere

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The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is closed today because of the snowstorm. Museum tickets for today will be honored through Friday, March 17, 2017. If you have any questions, please email reservations@911memorial.org.
The FDNY 343 marking on The Last Column, the final steel beam removed from Ground Zero, honors the 343 fallen New York City Fire Department (FDNY) members who responded to the attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11.

9/11 Memorial Museum visitors can learn more about the Last Column tributes by using interactive touch screens.
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Inside the Collection is the online catalog of the objects in the 9/11 Memorial Museum collection. Our collection features more than 11,000 artifacts. You can explore a section on those objects here:
Flowers, flags, photographs, keepsakes and other
tributes are left at the 9/11 Memorial by visitors every day. In this photo, a single yellow rose was placed on the bronze parapet which bears the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11 attacks. Each night, tributes are collected by the 9/11 Memorial Museum staff and a small selection of these items are kept as part of the...
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