On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the nation paused to remember. Ceremonies took place at memorials in New York City; in Shanksville, Pa.; and at the Pentagon.
Just hours after the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush said, "The resolve of our great nation is being tested." So here we are 20 years later. Have we passed the test?
On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, multiple ceremonies commemorated the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost on that day.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the displays of unity and diversity following the Sept. 11 attacks.
A Southern California community grapples with the legacy of being secretly surveilled by the FBI. Twenty years later, the matter is a legal fight that has reached the Supreme Court.
World leaders are expressing their sympathies for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the terrorists had failed to "shake our belief in freedom and democracy."
After the attacks, barriers and thigh-high cement bollards sprouted up seemingly overnight in Washington, D.C. But new threats show the need for adaptability.
On 9/11, it was impossible to connect the dots for adults, nevermind children. Here are some books that can help kids try to understand that fateful date 20 years later.
President Biden called on Americans to embrace unity as they reflect on the day that two decades ago reshaped the nation. "Unity is what makes us who we are: America at its best," he said.
At least 67 undocumented immigrants, mainly from Mexico and South America, who worked at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, are still considered missing.
No boarding pass or ID was needed to go to the gate, and 4-inch-blade knives were allowed aboard planes. Now we take off shoes, can't have liquids over 3.4 oz and go through high-tech body scanners.
There is a long list of ways America was transformed by the terrorist attacks. But the question of how TV itself was changed — particularly in ways still relevant today — is more complicated.
Students today have no memory of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, so this year's anniversary poses unique challenges for educators and caregivers trying to explain what happened and why.
In 2001, as the nation mourned those killed on 9/11, the government tried to find its footing to prevent more terrorist attacks. In the 20 years since, the nature of those threats has evolved.
These books provide a detailed accounting of events that have defined the U.S. role in the world in the first part of the 21st century. None makes for cheery reading, but all offer sobering lessons.