TO THE MANY BRAVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND INNOCENT VICTIMS, MAY THEY REST IN PEACE!
Eight years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remember and here, take a look back, and a look at the present. This year’s remembrance is emphasizing volunteerism and service, honoring the private citizens that volunteered after the attacks and encouraging the observance of the anniversary to be a day of service. Construction at Ground Zero, the site of the former twin towers, is years behind because of construction delays, design disputes and litigation involving developers, state and local officials and insurance companies. At this point, One World Trade Center (formerly the Freedom Tower), the 120-story anchor building on the site, is scheduled for a 2013 completion. (38 photos total)
“Wake up. The World Trade Center is gone.”
That’s how Sept. 11, 2001, started for Gwen Navarrete. And maybe for you, too.
The shared nature of the tragedy both broke and — paradoxically — strengthened the heart of a nation.
So we’ve asked people like you to share again, nine years later. In a collaboration between Yahoo! News and Associated Content, we’ve gathered reflections from people across the country about what they went through and what they learned (or didn’t) from that terrible time. “Our day of infamy,” contributor Melissa Danysh calls it. She’s just one of the many we heard from.
And here’s just a sampling of what they had to say……