02:45 AM EDT 07/06/2014
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
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
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."
Originally posted 09/12/2005 07:00AM
Sunday marked a somber fourth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, with more than 600 siblings of those who perished at New York City's World Trade Center returning to the site and promising their dead brothers and sisters that they would never be forgotten.
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