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Remembering the 2,996

Just a reminder: time is running out to sign up to honor a victim of September 11th. If you'd like to do so, just go to The 2,996 Project and volunteer there. You'll be given information on one of the 2,996 people killed nearly five years ago. On Monday, you'll...
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The 2,996 Project

This September 11th, the fifth anniversary of that terrible day on which 2,996 people were killed in the terrorist attacks, I'll be participating in The 2,996 Project. The idea is quite simple: bloggers are being asked to sign up to receive information about one of the victims. On 9/11/06, they'll...
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Remembering 9/11…Again

A year ago today, I told my own "Where were you when 9/11 happened?" story. If you missed it, you can find it here. September 11, 2001 was supposed to be a wake-up call for this country. It was supposed to acquaint all of us with the fact that terrorism...
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Remembering 9/11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was awakened by a ringing telephone. I had fallen asleep on the couch the night before, having watched some mindless classic sitcom on TVLand or Nick at Nite, most likely, and the television was still on. The call had come from my...
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Repeating History

An interesting news report today suggests that the recommendations issued by the 9/11 Commission to increase the nation's security to prevent another terrorist attack aren't that much different from the suggestions made in 1990 by the Flight 103 Commission, which investigated the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie,...
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After September 11th

Well, there has certainly been a great deal of reaction to my earlier essay on the families of 9/11 victims and the continual search for blame. Whether you agreed or disagreed with my original idea, the responses were lucid and respectful, and that is always appreciated. I wanted to follow...
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