9/11 anniversary

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As They Boated on Sept. 11, This Happened

Pilot charged for buzzing boats in Colorado is believed to have fled the US

(Newser) - Colorado police are searching for a pilot who nearly struck boats with his small plane before crashing it on Sept. 11. "The fact that someone would show such reckless disregard for the lives of others is concerning, but it's even more disturbing on a date that holds so...

Marking 9/11, Biden Says the Fight Goes On

President pledges pursuit of terrorists continues though war in Afghanistan ended

(Newser) - President Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Sunday, taking part in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon and paying tribute to "extraordinary Americans" who lost their lives on one of the nation's darkest days. Held under a steady rain, the ceremony occurred...

Jill Biden Recalls Fear for Her Flight Attendant Sister on 9/11

Bonny Jacobs was safe that day

(Newser) - When Jill Biden realized that terrorists had attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, her husband, Joe, wasn't the only loved one whose safety she worried about. Biden recalled being “scared to death” that her sister Bonny Jacobs, a United Airlines flight attendant, was on one of the four...

Restaurant Apologizes for 'Appalling' 9/11 Tribute Menu

It included Remember-tini cocktail, Flight 93 crab dip

(Newser) - A country club in Virginia has apologized for what critics called a stunningly insensitive commemoration of the 9/11 attacks—a special September 11 menu that included dishes like the First Responder Flatbread, 9/11 Oysters, and the 2977 Chowder, an apparent reference to the number of people killed in the attacks....

Biden Declassifies 9/11 Documents on Saudi Nationals

Victims' families applauded the move

(Newser) - The FBI late Saturday released a newly declassified document related to logistical support given to two of the Saudi hijackers in the run-up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The document details contacts the hijackers had with Saudi associates in the US but does not provide proof that...

Trapped in Rubble, Woman Finally Heard 'I Got You'

Genelle Guzman McMillan was the last person rescued from the World Trade Center

(Newser) - Twenty-seven hours after Tower 1 at the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, Genelle Guzman McMillan was about to give up. She was in pain, unable to move in the rubble and, with dust in her mouth and nose, unable to call out for help. "I knew...

They Were on a Plane That Diverted on 9/11. Love Followed

CNN tells the story of Nick Marson and Diane Kirschke's unlikely meeting

(Newser) - Nick Marson and Diane Kirschke have known each other for 20 years—pretty much to the day. The two were on a Continental flight from London to Houston on 9/11 and ended up diverting to the tiny town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada. After 24 hours stuck on their plane...

20 Years Later: 'The World Was Loud With Carnage ... And Then, Quiet'
A Nation Grieves,
20 Years On
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A Nation Grieves, 20 Years On

Ex-presidents, Queen Elizabeth, Bruce Springsteen offer tributes on 20th anniversary of Sept. 11

(Newser) - The 9/11 anniversary commemoration at ground zero began Saturday with a tolling bell and a moment of silence, exactly 20 years after the start of the deadliest terror attack on US soil. The anniversary comes under the pall of a pandemic and in the shadow of the US withdrawal from...

On 9/11's 20th, Biden's Message: 'Unity Is Our Greatest Strength

President set on Saturday to visit trio of sites where planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001

(Newser) - President Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprung up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks as he commemorates those who died 20 years ago. Biden was a senator when hijackers commandeered four planes and exacted the nation's worst...

20 Years After 9/11, a Still-Unfinished WTC

Construction continues on 2 skyscrapers, church, performing arts center at World Trade Center site

(Newser) - Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World Trade Center complex remains incomplete. Two planned skyscrapers, a performing arts center, and a church are still unfinished at the site, which plays host Saturday to the annual ceremony honoring nearly 3,000 people...

Steve Buscemi Opens Up About Post-9/11 PTSD

After attacks, he volunteered with his former fire company at Ground Zero

(Newser) - The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is bringing back traumatic memories for countless Americans—including Steve Buscemi, who was a New York City firefighter before he was an actor. He served with the Engine 55 company in Manhattan from 1980 to 1984, and returned to volunteer with the company...

Three Presidents to Mark Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Biden will go to each site, while Obama and Bush also plan to take part in commemorations

(Newser) - President Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day. Biden will visit Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon, and the memorial outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where...

Biden Releases 9/11 Files After Dispute With Families

Victims' relatives are looking for a connection between the attack and the Saudi government

(Newser) - President Biden signed an executive order Friday directing the declassification of certain documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a supportive gesture to victims' families who have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government. The order, coming just before the 20th anniversary of the...

9/11 Families Set Condition for Biden to Attend Memorials

Relatives, first responders, and survivors want documents released that might implicate Saudi leaders

(Newser) - President Biden has been informed that he won't be welcome at events marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks unless he declassifies documents that could tie Saudi Arabian leaders to the terrorism. More than 1,800 relatives of victims, first responders, and attack survivors have signed onto...

Watch This Moving 9/11 Tribute That Aired Just Once
This 9/11 Ad Aired Only Once
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This 9/11 Ad Aired Only Once

Moving Budweiser commercial was broadcast during the 2002 Super Bowl and never since

(Newser) - Some brands should completely stay away from trying to commemorate 9/11, but others have figured out how to appropriately, and movingly, mark that indelible moment. In Budweiser's case, it came up with what's been called "the best 9/11 commercial ever," and it's only officially aired...

Somber Day Brings a Rare Meeting
Somber Day Brings
a Rare Meeting

Somber Day Brings a Rare Meeting

Biden, Pence were together at 9/11 ceremony in New York

(Newser) - Two former members of Congress crossed paths on Friday, and the encounter was a rare one in an unusual year, notes the Hill . Joe Biden and Mike Pence greeted each other with an elbow bump and chatted briefly at a morning ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City to...

Here's Why There Are No Biden Ads on TV Today

Presidential contender pulls them on 9/11 anniversary

(Newser) - It's the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden is marking the occasion by pulling all his television ads for the day. Politico says presidential contenders have long gone dark on the 9/11 anniversary, hitting a bit of a pause on their...

NYC Gives Itself Back Its 9/11 Tribute

City turns lights back on annual 'Tribute in Light,' which it had canceled amid COVID fears

(Newser) - New York City has reversed course and is turning the lights back on for its annual September 11 tribute, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday afternoon. "Honoring our 9/11 heroes is a cherished tradition. The twin towers of light signify hope, resiliency, promise and are a visual representation of #NewYorkTough,...

'Incredibly Difficult Decision' Made on 9/11 Tribute

There will be no 'Tribute in Light' this year

(Newser) - The pandemic has killed many more New Yorkers than the 9/11 attacks—and officials don't want the annual commemoration of the terrorist atrocity to add to the total. Organizers say the "Tribute in Light," in which two columns of light are beamed into the sky from the...

This Year, 9/11 Names Won't Be Read

A recording will be played instead, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus

(Newser) - The pandemic has affected the commemoration of another painful loss of life. The families of 9/11 victims meet each year at the September 11 Memorial & Museum on the anniversary of their deaths. Someone from each family reads the name of their loved one and a tribute, a ceremony that...

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