National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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9/11 Ceremony Endures at Transformed Ground Zero

Families remember loved ones in 'revitalized' Lower Manhattan

(Newser) - Bagpipes opened the ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, today in Manhattan, USA Today reports, but in a place transformed by the years. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum sits at the spot where thousands gather to honor the fallen, as the nearly finished One World... More »

In 9/11 Museum: a Life-Saving Squeegee

Men used it to escape World Trade Center elevator

(Newser) - On 9/11, six lives were saved by a squeegee handle. Six men, including a window washer, were trapped in an elevator at One World Trade Center during the attacks. When their car began falling downward, they were saved by the emergency stop button. But at that point, the men smelled... More »

What the 9/11 Museum Was Like for One Victim's Brother

Steve Kandell reflects on having your worst day turned into a tourist attraction

(Newser) - After Steve Kandell's sister was killed in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, his family objected to the media referring to her as a hero. Shari "was just a person who happened to have gotten to work a little early on a Tuesday morning, and that... More »

Families Slam 'Crass' 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

Some visitors think memorial is no place to sell 'baubles'

(Newser) - The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum opened last week to survivors, first responders, and relatives of victims—and some of them were shocked to find a gift shop on the premises hawking things like mugs, mousepads, and key chains. At the shop, which will help fund the museum's operating... More »

9/11 Museum Opening Honors Man in Red Bandana

President Obama helps dedicate museum

(Newser) - President Obama today helped dedicate the National September 11 Memorial Museum, and his comments opened with the recollection of a man who "emerged from the smoke, and over his nose and his mouth, he wore a red handkerchief." It was Welles Crowther, a 24-year-old working on the South... More »

Remains of 9/11 Victims to Be Moved

Families complain they were only given a week's notice

(Newser) - The unidentified remains of 9/11 victims will be moved from the medical examiner's office to a new repository at Ground Zero this Saturday, New York City has announced. Authorities say the remains will be moved to the specially built repository at bedrock level in a "solemn, somber, respectful... More »

Meaning Behind 9/11 Memorial Quote Is Jarring

It refers to pair of Trojan soldiers who killed many

(Newser) - The words, with no context beyond location, seem appropriate enough: "No day shall erase you from the memory of time. Virgil." So reads a 60-foot-long inscription appearing along a wall at the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum. Behind the wall sit the 8,000 human remains that... More »

After 13 Years, Some WTC Fence to Come Down

As early as May

(Newser) - For 13 years, the World Trade Center site has been ringed by a tall fence. In what the Wall Street Journal is calling a "major milestone," some of the fencing will finally come down this year. Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, says... More »

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