06:32 PM EDT 05/26/2015
Originally posted 05/22/2015 05:25PM
After being unearthed from the rubble of the World Trade Center, lovingly repaired by veterans and tornado survivors and visiting all 50 states, the National 9/11 flag has finally made it home.
Originally posted 11/03/2014 12:15PM
Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business – marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.
Originally posted 09/14/2014 08:45PM
A peeling and cracked wedding photo plucked from the World Trade Center debris in the heartbreaking days following 9/11 has finally found its rightful owner – thanks to social media and one selfless professor who never gave up hope.
Originally posted 09/11/2014 04:05PM
At Ground Zero in 2001, Bretagne was a specially trained 2-year-old golden retriever who had a sixth sense about who needed her most.
Originally posted 06/23/2014 06:00AM
The last living thing to leave Ground Zero was a pear tree.
A Callery pear tree, specifically. The tree was discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11, and though it was heavily damaged, it's since been nursed back to health in the Bronx and is being returned to the National 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.
This is its story.
Originally posted 05/16/2014 10:30AM
Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr The entirety of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum will soon be open to the public.
Originally posted 05/15/2014 02:15PM
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens to the public May 21, preceded by a ceremony Thursday with President Barack Obama, families and officials. Here are five things to know about the museum:
Originally posted 09/11/2011 12:55PM
"Hello darkness, my old friend …"
A somber Paul Simon performed an emotionally wrenching version of "Sound of Silence" at Ground Zero during Sunday's ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Tears flowed among the crowd of victims' relatives and dignitaries gathered on the Twin Towers site as Simon sang the Simon & Garfunkel hit to the accompaniment of his acoustic guitar.
Originally posted 09/11/2011 12:35PM
Beneath a hazy New York sky, thousands of family members and dignitaries gathered at Ground Zero on Sunday in a tear-filled ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg recalled the sunny September morning that turned into "the blackest of nights."
"Although we can never un-see what happened here, we can also see that children who lost their parents have grown into young adults, grandchildren have been born and good works and public service have taken root to honor those we loved and lost," Bloomberg says.
Originally posted 09/10/2011 10:10AM
She had been trained to find survivors, to follow the scent of someone alive and in need of help.
On Sept. 11, 2001, and in the week following, a search-and-rescue dog named Moxie worked 12-hour days at the World Trade Center site. She found no survivors, but her efforts were not in vain – and she didn't go unnoticed, either.
"You couldn't walk through the site without people stopping to pet your dog," Moxie's handler, Mark Aliberti, tells PEOPLE. "The F.D.N.Y. guys would want to hug your dog because they hadn't seen theirs for days. It keeps you motivated."
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