The president, members of Congress and the armed forces honored the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 at services across Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
More than 4 million people, now-voting age adults, were born, and even more were in kindergarten, grade school or junior high when the attacks were made on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon 18 years ago.
The Defense Department estimates Congress has appropriated something like $1.7 trillion for war-related expenses since Sept. 11, 2001. Neta Crawford at Boston University co-authored of a detailed spending analysis.
This is supposed to be a government holiday, but unless you have kids in school or either work in a bank or need to visit your credit union today, you might be on the job.
Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have marked each anniversary as a chance to remember those killed in the terrorist attacks in Washington, New York City and rural Pennsylvania.
On the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Mike Causey shares a friend’s written recollections of that fateful day from the Washington, D.C. area. It was the man’s 48th birthday.
“One of the critical characteristics, and this is universal, is the idea of finding young people that have a high degree of integrity,” said Chris Costa, director of the International Spy Museum and former special assistant for the president and senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council said during the discussion Building a Career in Today’s Intelligence Community.
Federal agencies might be placing too much emphasis on physical infrastructure as a measure of resilience and not enough on social capital.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we see the best of people and the government, even as politicians continue to wheel and deal with a government shutdown as the ultimate threat.
A look back at the five- and 10- and 15-year ceremonies remembering the 184 people who died at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.