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September 11 Memorial Up-Close

Posted 11.11.2011 | Impact

Families who lost loved ones on September 11 are attending a special ceremony on Sunday to dedicate the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in low...

September 11 Quotes: What Politicians Remember About Tragic Day

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

A decade after four planes were hijacked and used in an attack against the United States, many are reflecting on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In a...

Elise Foley

Donald Rumsfeld: Why I Kept The Pentagon Open On 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Then-Defense Department Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he did not close the Pentagon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to send a mess...

Was G-d at Ground Zero?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.11.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In commemorating the 9/11 tragedy we dare not practice a submissive, counterfeit faith that assumes our own sinfulness and G-d's righteousness. We did nothing to earn this.

Female Fighter Pilot Was Ready To Give Her Life To Stop Flight 93

Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

By MARTIN GRIFFITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) RENO, Nev. — Fighter pilot Heather "Lucky" Penney didn't have time to be scared. There was a hijacked c...

Coming Home After 9/11

Tom Davis | Posted 11.11.2011 | New York
Tom Davis

While so many others were mired in chaos, my mother found stability.

9/11 Anniversary: World Remembers, Reflects On September 11th

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC CARVIN | Posted 11.11.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- As the nation and the world mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Huffington Post is following the most salient...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.10.2011 | New York
Arianna Huffington

Today, an entire nation remembers. And reflects. Be sure to check out our ongoing liveblog, with links to all of HuffPost's 9/11 coverage -- including Andrea Stone and John Rudolf on continuing national security vulnerabilities, and Tom Zeller and Lynne Peeples on the environmental impact of the attacks -- as well as links to the best 9/11 stories from around the web. We are also featuring a truly remarkable collection of pieces from our Patch network. We asked each of our 999 Patch editors to identify someone in their town whose life had been altered by 9/11 -- or something that had been forever changed. The stories are as moving as they are varied, including a Midwestern firehouse chaplain who was on a truck heading to New York as soon as the towers fell; a pilot who left the cockpit to run for office after 9/11; and the school where the youngest passenger on Flight 93 had been enrolled. Please check them out -- and add your own memories to the conversation.

This Land Is Our Land

Willie Nelson | Posted 11.10.2011 | Home
Willie Nelson

2011-09-11-willienelsonfamraid.jpgI remember playing at Farm Aid's annual concert, a few weeks after 9/11. We were determined to send a message of hope.

Ten Years Since 9/11

John Scripsick | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics
John Scripsick

My son joined after 'Mission Accomplished' in Iraq, but was killed in Iraq in September 2007. He was number 3,757 killed, age 22, which was the average age killed in the war on terror that was launched ten years ago.

What 9/11 Can Still Teach Us

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

The question we haven't answered since 9/11 is whether a society such as ours has the will and moral resources to defend itself as a wellspring of civic disciplines that sustain a politics of reasonable hope against a politics of fear and misdirected resentment.

The Use of 9/11 to Consolidate Conservative Power: Intimidation via Framing

George Lakoff | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

In the post-2008 return to 9/11 style intimidation by framing, conservatives have been winning. They have protected industry from regulation and successfully attacked the very idea of the public -- public education, employees, unions, parks, housing, and safety nets.

Let Us Remember -- And Recommit

Hillary Clinton | Posted 11.10.2011 | Impact
Hillary Clinton

This September, what will you do to remember? Will you take time to maybe help paint a school, or plant a tree, or tutor a child? Wherever you are from you can demonstrate the common humanity that binds us together and makes our societies and our world stronger.

It Was My Duty

Gary Hart | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

It haunts me to my grave that prior to 9/11 I should have pounded on the doors of editorial writers and presidents demanding that they take the warnings of terrorist attacks seriously. Unlike the first responders, I cannot say that I did my duty.

A Decade After: It's Time to Reset Our Moral Compass

Talat Hamdani | Posted 11.10.2011 | New York
Talat Hamdani

After 9/11, America embarked on a path of revenge and vendetta, shedding the blood of thousands of innocent Afghans and Iraqis. Our gallant troops died avenging my son's death and the deaths of every precious soul we lost on 9/11. Who benefited? What did we gain?

Remembering Our Heroes' Sacrifice

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 11.10.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Today, as we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the atrocity of 9/11, we must continue to stand by our first responders and provide them with the tools and resources they need to handle a major national emergency and save lives.

Praise the Quiet Heroes

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.10.2011 | New York
Dr. Peggy Drexler

A decade after 9/11, I've been thinking a lot about heroes. I think about the ones that should have been, but ultimately couldn't carry the weight of the moment. I think about the ones we'll never know, or even know about, but should be able to recite by name.

The Tenth Anniversary of September 11th: Round Numbers Don't Mean Anything

Raina Wallens | Posted 11.10.2011 | Media
Raina Wallens

Every magazine and paper and news show seems to want to define the post-9/11 decade, but for those of us who lost our spouses, children, parents, and siblings, there is no defining or encapsulating.

Key Security Threats Ignored 10 Years After 9/11

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2011 | Home
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

Failure to understand or act on intelligence goes a long way toward explaining the attacks of September 11, 2001. On this 10th anniversary of those events, we seem, once again, not to grasp the import of the information being provided by our intelligence.

A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Warren Rudman | Posted 11.10.2011 | Home
Warren Rudman

In 1999 we warned that terrorists "will acquire weapons of mass destruction... and some will use them. Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers." Tragically, few in government or the media paid attention.

What 9/11 Makes Us Forget

David Bromwich | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

A decade later 9/11 has become the name of a path as much as the name of an occurrence. Until we search out the tributary paths that led to the catastrophe, we will not begin to master the other courses to which it might lead.

Obama Urges Unity: 'We Refuse To Live In Fear'

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoning the nation to unity and service, President Barack Obama paid tribute to America's r...

"Love's in Need of Love Today": A Song For the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

David Wild | Posted 11.10.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Ten years after 9/11, my wife and I still have no better explanation to offer our sons -- now 12 and 14 -- for what on earth happened that day than the poetic one that Stevie Wonder somehow understood a quarter century before those twin towers fell.

Matt Sledge

Janet Napolitano On 9/11 Anniversary Terror Threat: 'Let's Go About Our Business'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.10.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Speaking at a conference for 9/11 victims' family members on Saturday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said New Yorkers shoul...

Beyond 9/11: Portraits Of Resilience

TIME.com | Posted 11.10.2011 | New York

If the story of the United States has a theme so far in the 21st century, it is surely one of resilience. To hail that spirit on the 10th anniversary ...