The 10th Anniversary of September 11
"... We’ll come together, as a nation, to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. We’ll remember the innocent lives we lost. We’ll stand with the families who loved them. We’ll honor the heroic first responders who rushed to the scene and saved so many. And we’ll pay tribute to our troops and military families, and all those who have served over the past ten years, to keep us safe and strong..."
(President Barack Obama, Weekly Address, Saturday, August 27, 2011)
U.S. Government Texts
September 11, 2011 - THE PRESIDENT: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
September 11, 2011 - THE PRESIDENT: The Bible tells us -- “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Ten years ago, America confronted one of our darkest nights. Mighty towers crumbled. Black smoke billowed up from the Pentagon.
September 11, 2011 - THE VICE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Mr. Secretary, it’s I’m the one who is honored to be given the privilege to speak at such an important memorial ceremony.
On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remember that 9/11 was not only an attack on the United States, it was an attack on the world and on the humanity and hopes that we share.
Thank you Skip for that kind introduction and warm welcome. I am honored to be here today at the Clinton School, which, I understand, is beginning its seventh academic year.
Well, thank you, and it is a pleasure to be back here and back in New York City, back at the Brennan Center and at NYU to talk about where we stand and to talk about some of the issues confronting homeland security now, almost ten years after the attack of 9/11.
Articles & Publications
The United States has made significant progress in securing the nation from terrorism since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Nevertheless, work remains as the terrorist threats facing the country have evolved in the last ten years, and continue to change... Download the PDF (69 pages - 3.5 MB) »
DHS and its many partners across the federal government, public and private sectors, and communities across the country and around the world have worked since 9/11 to build a new homeland security enterprise.
Reflective essays by Secretaries Napolitano, Chertoff and Ridge, Assistant Secretary Stockton and CHDS faculty. (Source: The Journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense & Security)
This year, the United States commemorates the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3000 people in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. People in the United States and around the world have shown resilience and courage in the face of terrorism. Here are some of their stories. (Source: U.S. Department of State, IIP) Resilience After Terrorism 2 »
This journal examines how the United States has rebounded and how the international community has rebuilt and come together to condemn terrorism in the five years since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Source: U.S. Department of State, IIP)
• Group Fosters Dialogue About Post-9/11 World (August 11, 2011)
• Helping Others: A Restaurant’s Post-September 11 Legacy (August 3, 2011)
• Program Helps Kids Heal from Terrorism’s Traumas (August 10, 2011)
• Gallup Poll Finds Muslim Americans Hopeful, Trusting (August 10, 2011)
(Source: U.S. Department of State, IIP)
• The New York Times: 9/11 in the Arts – An Anniversary Guide
• U.S. Department of Defense: Announcement on Media Days prior to 10th Anniversary commemoration event
• The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
• New York City: Credentialing, Pool and Program Information for Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony
• The National Flight 93 Memorial, Pennsylvania
Additional Resources on 9/11
• Library of Congress 9/11 Exhibition
• USA.gov - 9/11 Commemorations and Information
• Serve.gov - 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
• National 9/11 Memorial and Museum
• Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center
• Scholastic.com: Educational Resources for 9/11
• Library of Congress 9/11 Web Archives
• September 11 Digital Archive
• Yale Law School’s Compilation of 9/11 Official Statements and Documents
• Smithsonian Institute’s 9/11 Collection
• Homeland Security Digital Library
• Understanding 9/11 – A Television News Archive
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