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    Remembering 9/11: A New Perspective on the World

    At 8:50 a.m. on September 11, 2001, second period began. Four minutes earlier, American Airlines Flight 11 had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.  At that moment, however, the students and teachers at my suburban Ohio high school remained blissfully unaware. On that cool, fall morning … More

    Remembering 9/11: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

    Reflecting back on September 11, 2001 as we reach the 10th year anniversary of that date, I am reminded – as we all are – of where we were on that day. I was actually a state legislator in Florida, and I was sitting in the Capitol when these events … More

    Remembering 9/11: Rep. Mike Pence -- From Tragedy to Triumph

    This is a guest post by Rep. Mike Pence  (R-IN) for our special blog series on 9/11. Like every American, I will never forget where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a Member of Congress from Indiana, that day my duties took me to Capitol Hill … More

    Being Relentless About 9/11

    I did not experience the 9/11 attack personally, and very fortunately did not lose anyone I know in that vicious act of terrorism. But it did mark a significant change in my life, since it marked my move to Washington. In fact, I was upstairs in our bedroom in Atlanta … More

    Remembering 9/11: Gary Sinise - A Few Thoughts, Ten Years Later

    It was just after 6 a.m. in Los Angeles. “Daddy, wake up. Watch the TV.” Like so many others, this is how I began my day on September 11, 2001. My eight year-old standing there, pointing to the television, before my wife ran into the bedroom. “Two planes hit the … More

    Remembering 9/11: Senator Rob Portman

    This is a guest post by Sen. Rob Portman  (R-OH) for our special blog series on 9/11. A decade has passed, but the memories of those lost remains strong today. It also is a time to remember the many Americans who showed extraordinary bravery in the face of adversity: the … More

    Remembering 9/11: Threats Remain, but America is Stronger

    This is a guest post by Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) for our special blog series on 9/11. Ten years ago a group of evil, but extremely committed religious extremists hijacked four airliners and turned them into weapons. It is difficult to relive those moments when we watched in horror and … More

    Guest Blog: 9/11 Reinforcements Coming

    As a little girl in Sunday school, I loved to hear stories about Bible times.   When it was time to listen to our teacher tell a story, we would scoot out wooden chairs near hers as she pulled the Big Book of Bible Stories off the shelf.  It was a … More