September 11, 2001, Anniversary

The day the United States experienced the largest loss of human life by an act of terrorism in its history.   Starting at 8:05 AM, the North Tower of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan was struck by a hijacked airplane. Approximately 15 minutes later, the South Tower was hit. Eventually, both buildings collapsed, killing almost 2,800 people. Not long after, American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. A fourth airplane, United Airlines flight 93, was also overtaken. Its intended target was the White House, but passengers attacked the hijackers and the plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field, killing all 40 aboard. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden, took credit for the attacks. Eleven years later, the world reflects.

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News: Remembering September 11

On the 10-year anniversary, reflections on the day. (9/10/2011)

Obama: No Act of Terror Can Match Strength of US

President Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National 9/ 11 Memorial Museum.

Why I Serve: HUD Assistant Secretary Melanie Roussell

HUD Assistant Secretary Melanie Roussell on her career in public service.

BET Wire: Obama Chooses Diplomatic Solution to Syria Crisis – for Now

President Obama has put Syrian strikes on hold; Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a commanding lead in the New Jersey Senate race; some people are dreaming of a presidential pardon for disgraced former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson – and more.

Sept. 11 Memorials Around the U.S.

Memorials great and small honor lives lost on 9/11.

Remembering Sept. 11: The Status of the World Trade Center

Twelve years later, the new World Trade Center site is set to open within the next year.
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