Sept. 11: 10 Years Later
If terrorists decided on a chemical/biological attack that could kill the most people with the least amount of effort, an obvious choice would be a fine anthrax powder, according to the Frederick County Health Department
A majority of Muslim Americans said their lives became more challenging in the decade that followed the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a new survey of Muslim attitudes in the United States.
Reports of suspicious activity and vehicles in the nation's capital are up 60 percent in the wake of an investigation of a terror threat, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Saturday, and police are checking every report.
Looking back on that morning 10 years ago, people frequently remark about how beautiful the weather was. How clear and blue the sky was. And how quickly and unexpectedly the day turned ugly.
Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland.
Verena Hepperle reports.
Sara Gilgore reports.
Leonie Voss reports.
Fighter pilot Heather "Lucky" Penney didn't have time to be scared. There was a hijacked commercial airliner headed to Washington, D.C., and she was ordered to stop it.
The U.S. Marine swings his metal detector, scanning debris, rocks and swirls of soil for any hints of concealed bombs as he leads the single-file patrol. Alert, pausing often, the troops act like ambassadors too, lobbing smiles and candy at Afghan children in adobe-lined alleyways.
"This memorial speaks to who they were as individuals," says Julia Caswell Daitch of a Montgomery County park created to remember family members who died in the terror attacks a decade ago.
"My story is just one of millions," says retired Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, and adds that to have done anything else at the time would have been "wrong. It was simple: My best friends, my brothers were getting shot at. I was doing my job."
U.S. intelligence in the struggle against terrorism comes in many forms, maddeningly general, improbably precise, a game of sorts with vast consequences for winner and loser.
Close your eyes and picture Sept. 11. The memories are cauterized, familiar forever. The second plane banks and slides in, the fireball blooms, the towers peel away as if unzipped from the top.
When volunteer John House shows people around the National Infantry Museum, he pauses next to an exhibit in the Vietnam-era section and points to one of the lifelike mannequins posed in a combat stance.
Mike McCarthy, editor in chief of Washington Flyer Magazine
Austin Trosper remembers panic on Sept. 11, 2001, as his mother and other parents emptied his 2nd grade class, fearing an attack on the Army post where he went to school.
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan has sung her song of loss and remembrance, "I Will Remember You," during the dedication of the first phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial.
The American spirit was not broken after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Morning clouds disappeared and the sun shone on Todd Beamer High School as students gathered Friday to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and those who lost their lives that day.