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9/11 – Never Forget – Never Quit – We Remain Free!

September 7, 2011

“We Will Never Forget” A day that will live in infamy indeed!

The face of evil- supported by an evil ideology- and an evil network- showed itself that day, and they may have struck us but they did not beat us. They took innocent lives, they maimed and injured and left scars, they knocked down our buildings, and they harmed our economy, but –


Over 3000 days now – since we lost over 3000 people – and no doubt we have shed over 3000 tears – said over 3000 prayers – and have stated our resolve over 3000 times in one way or another. On this 10th anniversary of that fateful day where we continue to face a monumental struggle of humankind, of good vs evil, let us remember all such things, and let us proclaim that this shall not be just a day of mourning and remembrance, but also a day of celebration in spite of those dark forces, and that those perished that day – and in the ensuing conflicts since – have not done so in vain. Yes, there is much to celebrate; the lives that were lived by those who perished, the survival of those who did not, the families and friends of survivors who have found strength from their loss and have done wonderful things for their communities through that strength, and the heroes – so many heroes – countless heroes. And yet there is one more thing to celebrate, as stated, our freedom; that they could not take away, that we continue to be a free people and a beacon of liberty for the world, and that though our lives may have been disrupted, they were not taken over, that we rightfully refuse to run for hills, and that we do not live in fear but rather with resolve and vigilance, that this thing shall be overcome, and goodness shall prevail.

May God justly bless each and every one of you, and may you please share in just a few of the 1000’s of tributes, memorials, and events being held -all in their own unique ways- from “sea to shining sea” this coming 9/11 weekend.  

Moments of silence

Find out how communities around the U.S. will be honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks. More »

The National Anthem- 9/11/01


Also Thumbnail 911 Memorial -St Pauls London- US Anthem, a tribute from our friends, our ally, Great Britain.

Watching our British cousins sing our national anthem in honor of the US and those who died on September 11th is a very humbling thing, indeed. Said one American Soldier, “Beautiful version of the National Anthem….The British are some of the classiest people on Earth. God Bless America! God Bless Great Britain!”


911 – 10 Years


9 11 tribute LETS ROLL (“KEEPING FREEDOM ALIVE”) by Fred McLeod


9 11 – Tenth Anniversary Approaches

Adrian Morgan, The Editor

Family Security Matters announces a new video to commemorate the upcoming
anniversary of 9 11, and we invite readers to submit their own personal
opinions of 9 11…

How the Hijackers Changed American Culture

by David P. Goldman – In the 1960s, Americans thought they understood what they most feared; today they appear to fear most what they cannot understand…

Why It’s not Smart to Challenge Americans

by Michael Ledeen – Osama bin Laden believed that 9/11 would bring us down, but instead it took us to a war that defeated him…

Those Post-9/11 -isms and -ologies: A Look Back at a Decade

by Victor Davis Hanson – Most of us could no longer watch the tape of those jumping off the World Trade Center, calibrating in extremis whether it was worse to implode on the concrete or be incinerated in their offices…

Pajamas Media — Ten Years After 9/11

by Roger L Simon – The most cataclysmic public event of my life led inexorably to the founding of Pajamas Media and ultimately PJTV.

 9/11 Special Coverage

All Day Sunday: Ten years later we remember. Join us for stirring stories and touching tributes. Plus, a look ahead as America rebuilds!

9/11 Remembered

9/11 Remembered

  List of events, memorial services on Sept. 11

Yahoo! joins communities across the U.S. in honoring the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

Events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11

 Viewing guide to 9/11 anniversary events on TV

Communities across U.S. to honor 9/11 anniversary

By Chris Wilson | The Upshot – Wed, Aug 3, 2011

[ABOUT THE UPSHOT: The Upshot will host 9/11 content leading up to the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. You can find the usual Upshot content in the other blogs on Yahoo! News

 Remembering 9/11: We want to hear from you The Upshot

Yahoo! wants you to share how you’ve changed since the tragic events of Sept. 11.

For every story accepted a $10 donation will be made to the 911 memorial fund.

On Sept. 11, 2011, business as usual at Yahoo! will pause for a  Digital Moment of Silence to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist  attacks. At 8:46 a.m. ET, the moment the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, normal service on the site will cease for one  minute. During that time, Yahoo! will encourage visitors to reflect on  the victims of the attack and to share their own stories about how 9/11  affected them. Visitors will also have the opportunity to donate to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

[ Join the Digital Moment of Silence on Facebook ]

Communities across the country will also be honoring those who were  lost in the tragedy. Below is a list of how some areas plan to remember  the fallen. If your city, town, neighborhood, or civic group is  planning to hold a ceremony or a moment of silence to honor the day, share it with us.

New York City: The 9/11 Memorial will officially open on Sept. 11 with a ceremony for victims’ families at Ground Zero. The  Memorial will then open to the public on the next day for visitors who reserved passes in advance. On Sept. 10, Community Board 1 will hold Hands Across Lower Manhattan, an event on the West Side Waterfront.

Washington, D.C.: Those who died in the attack  at the Pentagon will be honored at a ceremony of 700 people, including  family members of the deceased and members of the military. It will  take place at the Pentagon Memorial, which opened in 2008.

Shanksville, Pa.: A commemorative service to honor those who died on Flight 93 will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 11 at the Memorial Plaza.  Musical tributes, wreath layings, and additional activities will  continue throughout the afternoon.

Share your 9/11 memories with us on Twitter#911remembered

9/11 Video

President George W. Bush was informed by his chief of staff Andrew Card of the attacks on the World Trade Center during a school reading event in Sarasota, Florida. Ten years later, one of the kids who was there in that class, Chantal Guerrero, told Time magazine that to this day she’s grateful that Bush — obviously profoundly upset about something that Card had told him — maintained his composure and stayed with the students until the book was finished…
Sept. 11, 2001 Flashback-the Words of a Faithful & Resolute Leader:

A memorial to 9/11’s youngest victims. This is a heartwrenching memorial yet must be watched for we must always remember and never forget!

 Video: Little girl of 9/11 grows up, discusses life without hero mom Yahoo! 9/11 10th Anniversary

The girl in the red dress talks about live without her hero mom.

Always In My Memory (the 911 Song) by RILEY ROTH 12 year old multi award-winning Pop-Country SingerSongwriter from Central Pennsylvania, USA. Debuted Aug 25th for the 10th Anniv. and pays tribute to the heroic firemen and policemen who lost their lives that day, the lyrics being from the point of view of a young girl who’s father/firefighter died while helping save others. Her song for charity is helping to raise for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.

 Video: 9/11 babies, 10 years later Yahoo! 9/11 10th AnniversaryChildren talk to Diane Sawyer about the fathers they never met.

Tapes reveal full 9/11 horror in the skies Tapes reveal full 9/11 horror in the skies

Newly posted audio files depict the horror of 9/11 unfolding in the sky, as air traffic controllers struggled to follow the faint tracks of hijacked planes, … More »

George W. Bush visits Ground Zero 

George W. Bush visits Ground Zero

Rudy Giuliani Rudy Giuliani

The Iconic Firefighter Bob Beckwith (Right) and NY Rep. Peter King

Former New Yorker still lost, still healing after 10 years Yahoo! Contributor NetworkI don’t watch movies or television shows about September 11. I don’t need them to remember. While the nightmares have faded, I can still close my eyes … More »Former New Yorker still lost, still healing after 10 years

Story behind haunting Sept. 11 pictureStory behind haunting Sept. 11 picture

Confronting Terror: Faces of 9/11Confronting Terror: Faces of 9/11

First responder's dramatic 9/11 videosFirst responder’s dramatic 9/11 videos

In praise of 9/11 first respondersIn praise of 9/11 first responders
25 Most Powerful PhotosThis image, made by Bergen Record photographer Thomas E. Franklin on the day of the attacks, eerily calls to mind one of American history’s most iconic pictures: Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the Stars and Stripes at Iwo Jima. (Photo: 2001 The Record (Bergen County, N.J.) Thomas E. Franklin)
25 Most Powerful PhotosOn 9/11, the New York City Police Department lost 23 officers. The Port Authority police lost 37. The FDNY’s dead numbered 343.
“Into The Fire” by Daniel Rodriquez

Photographer Richard Drew captures 9/11Photographer Richard Drew captures 9/11

9/11 rescue dogs9/11 rescue dogs

9/11 Memorials9/11 Memorials
Flight 93 MemorialFlight 93 Memorial
Unexpected legacy left by hero of Flight 93. A Tribute to Mark Bingham (video)

 ‘Let’s roll’ legacy

Rugby player Mark Bingham joined Todd Beamer and others to overtake Flight 93 hijackers. Now Mark’s mother helps others enjoy the sport that shaped her son.

Pentagon 9/11 MemorialPentagon 9/11 Memorial

25 Most Powerful PhotosA rescue helicopter surveys damage to the Pentagon as firefighters battle flames after an airplane crashed into the U.S. military Headquarters outside of Washington in an apparent terrorist attack, September 11, 2001. (REUTERS/Larry Downing LSD/HB)

Families of 9/11 victimsFamilies of 9/11 victims

World Trade Center attackWorld Trade Center attack

9/11 Memorial Site at Ground Zero9/11 Memorial Site at Ground Zero

A different view of 9/11A different view of 9/11

 ‘Ash woman’ details hardships after 9/11

 Businesses on the rebound

Shoe repair shop owner Minas Polychronakis is battling back after 9/11 destroyed his business and brought a big debt.

Company hardest hit by 9/11 surviving, thriving

 Share your photos

View 9/11 photos submitted by readers, and join a Flickr group to upload your own. More »

Ground Zero Ground Zero

 How to help

Donate here and learn more about the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. More »


More 9/11 News


 The Memorial Guide


For 9/11 Families »

A special section for the loved ones of those killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 …

Find a Name on the Memorial »

 Field of inspiration

Yankee Stadium gravel led to a family’s tribute to a young son who worked at the World Trade Center.

 Misfortune after family’s big break

Alissa Torres received devastating news on her husband’s second day at work, Sept. 11. Their child was born a month later.

 Out of the rubble

A firefighter never lost touch with the woman who shared his remarkable journey of survival when the towers fell.

 Through a fireman’s eyes

A retired firefighter captured the surreal scene of crushed fire engines and ambulance wreckage faced by 9/11 first responders. 10 years later, he is sharing the footage.

 Twist of fate

Sgt. Maj. Debra Strickland went to Afghanistan after her husband was killed in the Pentagon attack. He was weeks away from retirement.

“I have not adjusted my heart to his loss.” – Sgt. Maj. Debra Strickland

 No rest for grieving father

Lee Ielpi was enjoying retirement. After losing his firefighter son in the World Trade Center disaster, he knew he needed to go back to work.

 No responder left behind

After losing part of his foot while helping with clean-up efforts at ground zero, John Feal now fights for the health of other first responders.

9/11 Hero: Man in the Red Bandanna

Must Watch 9/11 Hero: Man in the Red Bandanna (Large article, Videos, Interviews)

Jeff Crowther said of his son to CNN: “He didn’t live long enough to be head of a corporation or do good works or endow a museum. But what he did on September 11, that’s his legacy.”  Read More »

ESPN interviewed those who knew and loved Welles Crowther, known among the heroes of 9/11 as “the man in the red bandanna:”

Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust .

 A brother’s mission

Jim Laychak’s brother, David, was killed during the Pentagon attack. The question he asked after Sept. 11: “How am I going to live my life to honor my brother’s memory?”

 Tribute to love, lost

Jack Grandcolas lost his wife, Lauren, on United Flight 93. He found a tribute that honors her appetite for life.

 ‘He took care of soldiers’

Teri Maude’s husband, Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, was close to retiring from the Pentagon. On her own, Teri has carried on the plans they once made together.

 A child leads the way

The 5-year-old inspiration for New York Says Thank You grows up and inherits a greater role in the charity.

 Canine hero

Abby, a black lab who helped rescue victims from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, has a new life after her service.

Richard Drew. Photographer behind 9/11 “Falling Man” retraces steps, recalls “unknown soldier”

 ‘Why did I survive?’

Ron DiFrancesco, the last person rescued from the South Tower, continues to question why he’s alive.

 Take back the day

Christine Briggs and Eddie Casinover decided to reclaim the solemn date of heartache. This year, they’re getting married on 9/11.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some days New Yorkers look up and remark wistfully that the sky is the same blue as on September 11, 2001. Other days they look up … More »

Billy Graham’s Daughter: 9/11 Was ‘A Wake-up Call‘ But ’We’re Still Sleeping!’

Faith: “…God woke me up and set my heart on fire.”

Read More »

Aviation artist Rick Herter built a career out of two of his childhood passions: airplanes and art. His success as an artist would soon intersect with …

Mural artists remember 9/11 Mural artists remember 9/11

Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mariano Rivera remembers being home that day on what started out as a beautiful morning. His mother-in-law was watching the news and he heard her screaming: …

  • Spc. Sergio Cano, wounded in Afghanistan, waves to the fans as he is introduced during …

  • New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter, left, shakes hands with Congressional Medal of Honor …

George W. Bush to narrate 9/11 anniversary intro for Fox pregame

The 2011 NFL season got off to a patriotic start Thursday night with a coordinated American flag display by 70,000 Green Bay Packers fans at Lambeau Field.

During Jordin Sparks’ performance of the national anthem, fans held up placards to make a wavy flag that could be seen from above by NBC cameras.

Lambeau Field

The visual was even cooler when seen from the blimp covering the game:

US spirit after 9-11 to be saluted at NFL games AFP

National Football League teams will pay tribute to the “American spirit” with ceremonies at all 13 games being played on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of …

Story behind NFL's tough 9/11 decision Story behind NFL’s tough 9/11 decision

Thumbnail “I will, Will you”  NASCAR unites – A 9/11 Tribute.

Alan Jackson channeled a nation’s pain and shared it through the song that came to him in the middle of the night,

“Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”

Morning Bell: Never Quit

Next month, America will honor the anniversary of September 11, 2001, when terrorists killed nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens. In the days after 9/11, Americans stood together as one, setting aside partisan fervor and recognized a common enemy in Islamist terrorist groups, particularly al-Qaeda. National security was rightfully restored as our nation’s highest priority.

More »

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Video Tribute “I Am Free”

The Unexpected Patriot: How an Ordinary American Mother Is Bringing Terrorists to Justice

After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller – a mother of three in rural Montana and municipal court judge – was formulating a plan. Soon she was devouring literature on Islamic culture, teaching herself Arabic, and preparing to infiltrate the central nervous system of global terror: online networks. Her efforts succeeded beyond imagination. Posing as an Islamic terrorist under dozens of screen aliases, she joined forces with the FBI and started trolling jihadist chat rooms, striking up conversations at 3 a.m. with men as far away as Pakistan, and amassing evidence against an array of suspected terrorists both at home and abroad. Her work laid the foundation for the online searches so crucial to law enforcement’s fight against terror today.

Rossmiller’s husband, Randy, uncovered her double life after a chat room terrorist wiped out the family computer and reports rolled in that the Rossmillers were being targeted for reprisal. Undeterred, she started working with the FBI on sting operations, involving everything from jihadist cells to weapons caches to bomb plots, and bringing many of her targets to justice, as well as pioneering the digital entrapment tactics that are at the forefront of today’s war on terror. Her work has led to the founding a new field of espionage known as cyber-counterintelligence, and she continues to work closely with the FBI to find and prosecute terrorists. 

VIDEO: Gary Sinise Says 9/11 Inspired Him to Support America’s Military

Rob Bluey and Brandon Stewart July 6, 2011

Gary Sinise is best known for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in the 1994 blockbuster movie “Forrest Gump.” It earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor and a starring role on “CSI: NY.” Now the actor is using his fame to celebrate America’s heroes on the battlefield.

This week marked the debut of a documentary about Sinise’s role with the Lt. Dan Band. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sinise formed the band — name after his character from “Forrest Gump” — to perform for servicemen and women. Filmmakers traveled around the world for two years to document the band’s work. Several celebrities, including Academy Award winners Jon Voight and Robert Duvall, appear in the film.

Sinise was in Washington last week and visited Heritage to talk about the military and how 9/11 changed his outlook on life.

“Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good” is available to view online or DVD. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Gary Sinise Foundation to support military, veterans, first responders and their families.

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