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Remembering September 11, 2001 15 Years Later #NeverForget

The victims of the September 11, 2001 Terror Attacks
For our Sunday Roundup, here are five (5) really good articles about the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 on this day of reflection.

‘We’re the only plane in the sky’ Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, those memories touch American presidential history. Shortly after the attacks began, the most powerful man in the world, who had been informed of the World Trade Center explosions in a Florida classroom, was escorted to a runway and sent to the safest place his handlers could think of: the open sky. (Politico)

The F-16 pilot that was ready to give her life on September 11 to save others Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything,   Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93. The day’s fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it. (WaPo)

Remembering this surprising story about actor Steve Buscemi On September 12, 2001 and for several days following Brother Steve worked 12-hour shifts alongside other firefighters digging and sifting through the rubble from the World Trade Center looking for survivors. (

Ghosts of 9/11 – what iconic locations from the terror attacks looked like then and now IJR returned to the iconic locations of that horrific day, to show what the streets of lower Manhattan look like today, compared to September 11th, 2001. (IJR)

Where are the remnants of the World Trade Center? Fifteen years later, some of the rusted pieces of twisted steel, tattered emergency vehicles, signs, clothing and other relics, which numbered in the thousands, have been disseminated to all 50 states and to the far reaches of the world. Many of them now stand as memorials to 9/11. (PBS Newshour)

(Photo via Jeeny at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons)

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