October 28, 2001
Alan Jackson wakes up at 4:00 a.m., inspired to write "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," a song about healing from terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon the previous month.
No one suffering from an emergency expects to be greeted by a recording when they dial 911. Yet 911 callers in Caddo County, Oklahoma, were unable to reach a human operator for months in 2013. Instead, they were routed to an automated message that instructed callers to “hang up and dial 911″ if their call is an emergency.
12 years ago today - on September 11, 2001 - two planes hit the World Trade Center towers in New York City, a third hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a fourth went down in a field in Pennsylvania. Country stars like Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes and Josh Turner are among the many Americans taking a moment to remember the victims of those terrorist attacks.
I can honestly say I never bought into the politicization of the September 11 attacks. Not for a second. Yes, once the facts were known, I realized it was an act of war which required a political and, likely, military response from our country. But I never thought of it as a holy war and I damn sure never thought it justified any fundamental change in the way we live our daily lives.
Sometimes you can commemorate an anniversary with a special sale, but when it comes to the anniversary of an attack on our country where thousands of people lost their lives it's best to proceed with caution.
11 years ago, our nation was changed forever. On that warm New York morning the streets of ‘the city that never sleeps’ were packed with New Yorkers and tourists going about their business, but there was nothing ordinary about that day.
In an “oops” of epic proportions, a 9/11 victim’s name was apparently misspelled on the New York memorial unveiled this past weekend.
Jeffrey Schreier worked for financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald, and was one of the many from that company killed on September 11, 2001.
When his relatives visited the memorial during the 10th anniversary commemorations on Sunday, they were shocked to see his first nam
During Sunday’s ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Paul Simon gave a haunting acoustical performance of ‘The Sound of Silence’ while some onlookers wept.
Working with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the oral history project StoryCorps is on a mission to record at least one story honoring each of the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center that occurred on February 26, 1993 and on September 11, 2001.
The images that emerged in the hours and weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks have been imprinted in many of our minds. With the 10-year anniversary of the attacks, we take a look back at some of the more iconic pictures from the attacks.