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Never Forget September 11

Unfortunately, the memory of what happened on the morning of September 11, 2001 is seemingly fading for too many. The links below include a reminder that “the evil that men do lives after them;” Alan Jackson’s song asking us where were we on the morning of September 11, 2001; a set of Flickr photos of the attack on America; and a video memorial of September 11 “through fire and ambulance calls, the 911 calls of a trapped World Trade Center worker, and the lens of a local resident who saw an explosion while walking to work.”

Victor Camras reminds us at the Counterterrorism Blog that the evil men do endures:

“It has become customary for commentators on terrorism to mark the anniversary of Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack against the United States as an occasion to review and assess the progress we have made in combating terrorism. Our government and other governments around the world have expended enormous efforts to isolate Al Qaeda’s senior leaders, reduce their appeal, and to better secure our safety. Much of our confidence has been restored as we go about our normal daily business; although we have had to acclimate ourselves to new restrictions, airport inspections, a diminution of our civil liberties, and a massive invasion of our privacy. But, the fact is that terrorism has not abated. And while Al Qaeda may well be on the run, terrorism has morphed from being an “Al Qaeda thing,” into a tactic of choice for a growing number of disaffected groups and insurgency movements around the world. Funding for terrorism, and the number of those recruited to carry out suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks, has increased.”

Alan Jackson asks us through song to remember where we were on the morning of September 11,2001 in this You Tube video. And Darryl Worley asking if we have forgotten September 11 in this You Tube video.

And a photo set at Flirkr taken by a photographer who saw the the jet slam into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Then, this 2006 video memorial by Evan Coyne Maloney from the lens of another New Yorker who was an eyewitness to what transpired on that fateful morning. (HT to Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review Online’s ‘The Corner’ for the pointer to this video memorial)

Finally, Channel 9 live footage, posted at You Tube, of Pentagon eyewitnesses only minutes after flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon.

UPDATE (9/11/08): Today's Washington Post has a special project on the Pentagon Memorial. Michelle Malkin has a special feature in horor of the crew and passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and this video of the collapse of the World Trade Center's North Tower. Finally,  Arlington County's Central Library has this resource page on September 11, including links to a special collection of the Library of Congress and the Arlington County Fire Department Historical Society.


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