Remembering September 11, 2001: The 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks—a day when nearly 3,000 Americans were killed.
Last September 11, for about 15 minutes town and public safety officials and a handful of residents in attendance stood in front of the Freeman St. Fire Station on a Sunday morning, silent, reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
It was a day when nearly 3,000 died when two hijacked commercial airliners crashed into the World Trade Center, another crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Then, breaking the silence, bells rang at the fire station at 9:59 a.m., commemorating the moment when the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York collapsed.
There will be a public ceremony at the Freeman St. Fire Station this September 11 as well, starting at 9:45 a.m., marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks.
Take a look at the links below to see how Stoughton residents remembered the attacks on their 10th anniversary last September:
As 11 years have now passed, how do you teach your kids about the events of that day? This year's high school seniors were in first grade; this year's first graders weren't even born.
These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.
-- President George W. Bush in his address to the Nation the evening of September 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks which killed thousands of Americans that morning.