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May 22, 2014
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9/11 Memorial Museum Opens To Public

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Firefighters, police, members of the military and the public participate in the ceremonial transfer of the National 9/11 Flag into the The National September 11 Memorial Museum permanent collection on May 21, 2014 in New York City. The giant American Flag, which was flying from a building beside the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and was later found badly damaged in the debris of ground zero, was unfurled at the World Trade Center site in a ceremony. The flag was refolded and firefighters marched it into the museum. The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened its doors to the general public today. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The flag feels powerful. The other stuff around this museum evokes a different kind of emotion entirely.

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9/11 Memorial Museum Opens To Public

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Firefighters, police, members of the military and the public participate in the ceremonial transfer of the National 9/11 Flag into the The National September 11 Memorial Museum permanent collection on May 21, 2014 in New York City. The giant American Flag, which was flying from a building beside the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and was later found badly damaged in the debris of ground zero, was unfurled at the World Trade Center site in a ceremony. The flag was refolded and firefighters marched it into the museum. The National September 11 Memorial Museum opened its doors to the general public today. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The flag feels powerful. The other stuff around this museum evokes a different kind of emotion entirely.

8:31 // 4 months ago
May 8, 2014

The deadly, lingering toll of illnesses caused by Ground Zero

  • 60 the number of police officers who died at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of September 11, 2001—a scene filled with toxic chemicals, debris, and many heroic efforts by said officers.
  • 71 the number of police officers who since have died of diseases directly brought on by the health hazards of their heroic efforts that day; like the officers that died that day, their names have been added to the New York State Police Officers’ Memorial in nearby Albany. source
19:28 // 4 months ago
September 22, 2013

In a beautiful tribute to September 11th, NYC Ballet released a short film of their piece NEW BEGINNINGS on September 12th of this year. It was taped at “sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan,” NYC Ballet shares. “It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home,” they say. 

The company states the piece is of Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘After the Rain.’ They also share their story of their September 11th experience, which you can read in their video bio. Really though, just stop everything and watch this. 

11:00 // 1 year ago
September 11, 2013
Dear brands: Perhaps you should give it a rest for the day. (tweet ht @Austin_Raz)

Dear brands: Perhaps you should give it a rest for the day. (tweet ht @Austin_Raz)

14:15 // 1 year ago
September 10, 2013
19:53 // 1 year ago
September 9, 2013
This ad ran in today’s Wisconsin State Journal. Pretty sure this is a low point in the history of newspaper advertising.

This ad ran in today’s Wisconsin State Journal. Pretty sure this is a low point in the history of newspaper advertising.

23:09 // 1 year ago
February 24, 2013
22:51 // 1 year ago
January 31, 2013

Guantanamo judge: Dismantle secret censorship system

  • cause On Monday, a video feed from a military courtroom hearing a case involving 9/11 suspects stationed at Guantanamo was interrupted by an outside censor. While a person on the premises next to the judge censors sensitive information, the feed (which is already on a 40-second delay) was cut by a third party outside of the courtroom.
  • reaction On Thursday, the judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, ordered the censorship system dismantled. ”It is the judge that controls the courtroom,” he said. “This is the last time … any other third party will be permitted to unilaterally decide that the broadcast should be suspended.” Don’t mess with James Pohl. source
12:28 // 1 year ago
September 16, 2012

Libyan president: Protesters arrested in deadly U.S. consulate attack had al-Qaeda ties

  • 50 arrested in connection with last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, according to Libyan president Mohammed Magarief. Magarief, speaking on CBS’ “Face The Nation” this morning, claims the attack was planned by al-Qaeda operatives who had no connection with Libya, but used the 11th anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to take out an attack. source
12:05 // 2 years ago
September 13, 2012
Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the Sept, 11 moment of silence not being seen. While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers … and for that we apologize.
NBC News chief Steve Capus • Apologizing for something that made them look particularly off on Tuesday — instead of airing the moment of silence to honor the victims of September 11 (unlike every other network), they aired an interview with Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashians, about her breast augmentation — a questionable interview choice which drew attention to the oversight. The network says it had not regularly aired the moment of silence on since 2006, with the exception of the ten-year anniversary.
7:52 // 2 years ago