From somber memorials honoring lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrations of the first responders who contributed to rescue efforts following the attacks of that day, a number of events have been scheduled in Clark County and beyond. Poetry Reading
NEW YORK — The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include former President George W. Bush and a chance for victims' families to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Battle Ground sculptor Jim Demetro believes that although his latest work is not his largest, it is probably the most significant and meaningful to him. He designed four figures to be added to a 9/11 monument that will likely be located in the Chehalis Veterans Memorial Museum. Constructing part of a monument for the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, Demetro says, involving work for nine years off-and-on, has given him a sense of closure.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has taken effect.
Sept. 11 struck. A steady stream of horrible images and anguish flooded the media 24/7. Like many people, my wife and I sought ways to deal with the agony. My full-time job provided some escape. But for days Linda was at home dealing with the tragedy by herself. She turned to gardening as emotional diversion. Gardening has been Nature’s way of showing me who’s boss. It has meant throwing out my back and groaning on a sofa for several weeks, while finding out just how bad daytime television is. This ritual is repeated each spring and each fall. Just as a boat is a hole into which you pour money, a garden is many holes into which you do likewise.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets are helping to fund a new charity program for families affected by the Sept. 11 attacks.
Solemnly honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Barack Obama hugged survivors, thanked the heroes of one of the nation’s darkest days and declared Thursday that the killing of Osama bin Laden after all these years was an American message to the world: “When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say.”
In October 2001, Jim Flaherty spent the better part of a week attending four funerals a day in New York City. For almost a decade, Staff Sgt. Mathew Crowley has been training National Guardsmen for wartime deployments, in addition to serving a year in Afghanistan.
Americans rejoice, remember victims of Sept. 11 attacks
WASHINGTON — After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific 9/11 attacks. Navy SEALs who killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and President Barack Obama laid plans to visit New York’s Ground Zero. Bin Laden, killed in an intense firefight in a daring raid at his fortified hideout in Pakistan, was hunted down based on information first gleaned years ago from detainees at secret CIA prison sites in Eastern Europe, officials disclosed.
State political leaders react to Osama bin Laden's death.
EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) -- A middle school teacher in Ephrata, Wash., vowed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that he would not shave his beard until Osama bin Laden was caught.
As the nation marked another 9/11 anniversary this weekend, Debbie Nelson was remembering the role six Vancouver mediators played in New York City’s healing process eight years ago. “I was thinking about that the other day,” Nelson said. “We were honored to be part of it.”
For many, anniversary inspires participation in the community
Patriot Day, 2010. Nine tough years after a devastating Tuesday morning that shattered towers and convulsed a nation, what does it mean to be a patriot, exactly, in Vancouver, U.S.A.?
Nine years ago today were the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And throughout Clark County, people are remembering and honoring the nearly 3,000 people who died in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, through ceremonies, speeches, music and barbecues.
Anniversary inspires communities across the nation to action
On Saturday, Americans will mark the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It’s an anniversary that has become a national holiday — not a holiday like Independence Day or Memorial Day, but a day for personal reflection and remembrance.
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