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Images Matter: ISIL Knew That

Michelle Kraus | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Images do matter and again the terrorists understand their insidious power. Social media was not meant for this.

Where Were You? Life Goes On... Even After 9/11

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica McNeill Azar

It was around 7 a.m., and being seriously upset, I did what most girls would do and called my Mom for comfort. After listening to me cry for a few minutes, she interrupted me and told me to turn the TV on, that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center.

My September 11 Story

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 11.10.2014 | New York
Daniel P. Malito

We collectively share what happened 13 years ago, the events that changed our world forever, but each of us also owns a personal narrative from that fateful morning. Where I live, in the suburbs of New York City, we were especially hard hit.

What I Want My Kids To Know About 9/11

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

I never thought I'd have to explain the events to my own children one day. But here I am, 13 years and two kids later, wondering what to say to them.

That September Morning

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 10.12.2014 | New York
Sarah Sweeney

Every year, this day sneaks up on me, like a wedding or Christmas. That underlying stress I can't put my finger on until it arrives and I'm forced to either feel or act like nothing happened. I woke up. I lived.

Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.

Defining America's Exceptionality: The Unveiling of the 9/11 Museum

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

A nation's politicians and foreign policy do not define its people; ordinary citizens reacting extraordinarily define its people. My neighbors, friends and thousands of other people like them make America strong, rich and resilient.

A Cultural Reverie on the New 9-11 Memorial Museum

Bob Deutsch | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Bob Deutsch

The lower Manhattan site has been cleaned up and a new mega-skyscraper has risen from the rubble. Not yet so for the American psyche.

Grave Robbing or Archaeology?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?

First Nighter: Bikeman, Thomas F. Flynn's Captivating 9/11 Memoir

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Because of the hell into which he was thrown with thousands, Flynn conjures moments reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. There are even echoes in his lines of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. And what could be more understandable?

These Interactive Photos Of Lower Manhattan Show Just How Far We've Come Since 9/11

The Huffington Post | Jake Bialer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The loss of the Twin Towers twelve years ago forever changed the appearance of lower Manhattan. Below, the collection of interactive before/after ...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remembering 9/11

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.

These Photos Of 9/11 First Responders Break Our Hearts, But They Also Make Us Damn Proud

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Very little needs to be said about the following photos of first responders on September 11th, 2001 and during the subsequent recovery efforts. The im...

LOOK: The Heart-Wrenching Images Of 9/11 That We'll Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Twelve years after the Sept. 11 attacks, these images still resonate, reminding of the absolute physical and emotional devastation that so many people...

Rights To Iconic Name Sold For Just $10

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. -- The public agency that owned the World Trade Center sold its naming rights to a nonprofit more than two decades ago for $10 and...

What I Want You to Hear in Tribute to 9/11

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Today, may the gentle sounds of our whispered blessings rise up and join together in the September skies, covering our nation with a sheltering blanket of reverence, unity, and meaning.

Foreign Policy Wishes for Father's Day

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?

The Slow Death of Urban Grit

Justin Hernandez | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Justin Hernandez

There's always a sense of pride and happiness I feel whenever I return to New York after traveling. As I saw the Empire State Building illuminated against the nighttime sky during my taxi ride, I knew I was home.

Memories Of The '93 World Trade Center Bombing: 'Thank God The Elevator Never Arrived'

Buck Wolf | Posted 04.27.2013 | Crime
Buck Wolf

"We heard the boom down the street. Still, nobody cared. To live in New York City is to accept the occasional boom. At that moment, nobody had any idea that a terrorist with a truck bomb had blown a crater under the WTC that was the size of the Meadowlands Arena -- or that six people were dead."

Feeling Lost on 9/11

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

9/11 is a day I will never forget where I was and what I was doing. It's burned into my memory and often replays at the oddest moments. In my mind, I always wonder what I would have done.

Eleven Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Marian Salzman

Whatever your position on American military involvement in the Middle East, 9/11 encouraged us to stand together and support anyone who was making a sacrifice for America

Breathtaking Shot Of The 9/11 Tribute In Light

Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

Noam Galai, the guy behind the scream image seen around the world, is also an incredibly talented photographer. In an e-mail to The Huffington Post...

September 11 and the Triumph of Hope

Karen Dukess | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

Eleven years ago this morning, my husband overslept and missed a train that would have gotten him into the city in time to attend a conference in the Marriott beneath the World Trade Center. Unpredictably, and for so many people with unfathomable cruelty, the minutes made a difference.

Prayer For What Crumbled On September 11th

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

As we look to the past, we remember a day when towers fell, and buildings blew apart, a day when hatred seemed to have the final say, and we as a country were amazed at our own "failure of imagination."

The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We will remember the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations who were killed as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More than 400 of them were people who responded first to the attacks.