Sept. 11: 10 Years Later
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.
President Obama remembers the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.
Just south of the U.S.-Canadian border in the Vermont town of Richford is a giant outpost, an imposing symbol of the changes wrought by the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
Ten years ago, the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks strode through security at Maine's Portland International Jetport to start a day that ended in death and destruction.
The world's oldest commissioned warship is honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by firing its guns four times.
Former President George W. Bush has paid silent tribute to Sept. 11 victims in a wreath-laying at the Pentagon.
The nation's capital will increase police presence through the observance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, mirroring heightened security across the country as federal officials said Thursday they had received specific and credible but unconfirmed information about a possible terrorist attack.
The United States is safer now than it was when terrorists attacked New York and Washington 10 years ago, yet terrorism remains a significant threat, Tom Kean Sr., the chairman of the 9/11 Commission, said Friday
The question has never stopped being asked since the morning of Sept. 11, 2001: What next?
Rhode Island's Naval War College has held a ceremony to honor 10 students and alumni who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
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