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9/11 Artifacts, and the Stories They Tell

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At the National September 11 Memorial Museum, artifacts help tell the story of the nearly 3,000 people who died that day. A collection of videos looks at a few of those objects.
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CNN.com - World shock over U.S. attacks - September 11, 2001

CNN.com - World shock over U.S. attacks - September 11, 2001 | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it

"Shocked governments around the world offered condolences to America in the wake of the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."

 

Posted on September 11, 2001 at 9:30 pm, CNN compiled a list of statements of condolences from around the world. Just hours after the attacks on the United States, much of the world was expressing their sympathy and solidarity. “German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said: "This is not only an attack on the United States but an attack on the civilised world."

 

Not all communications were supportive, some Palestinians took the opportunity to speak out against US policies, “From Gaza, Islamic Jihad official Nafez Azzam said "what happened in the United States today is a consequence of American policies in this region."

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The 9/11 Decade: Words We Know, and Wish We Didn’t

The 9/11 Decade: Words We Know, and Wish We Didn’t | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it

Ground zero, sleeper cells, progressive vertical collapse: The most resonant phrases of 9/11 are imbued with what might be called antipoetry, a resistance to prettification.

 

In the post 9/11 decade, there are words and phrases that have taken on new meaning. This is just one part of our world that has changed since the attacks of that day. Did the word jihad or the phrase T.S.A.  have any meaning in your life before September 11, 2001.

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The 9/11 Dilemma: Freedom vs. Security

How has America changed since the attacks of September 11, 2001? We are still struggling to find a balance between saftey and civil liberties. The Patriot Act, prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, interrorgation techniques have all become parts of our lives.

The article asks the questions...

• Can the government listen to our phone conversations and read our  e-mails without warrants?

• Should suspected terrorists at the Guantánamo prison in Cuba have the right to challenge their detention in court?

• How much power does the president have to search for and punish those accused of having terrorist ties?

• Are harsh interrogation techniques ever justified? And at what point do they become torture?

 

Do you remember a time when you could board a plane with friends or family seeing you off from the gate? Do you remember bringing liquids though security? The youth of this country do not.

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2003 Saudi Press Release in response to reports of Saudi involvement in 9/11

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"Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Ambassador to the United States, issued the following statement today in response to recent reports of Saudi involvement in 9-11"

 

Issued two years after the attacks, this press release again condemns the attacks, denies any support to Al-Qaeda and expresses frustration with the American belief in the involvement of the Saudi government.


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9/11 memorial ushers in reverent vitality in NYC

9/11 memorial ushers in reverent vitality in NYC | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it

Watch this concise video detailing the construction process for the Memorial, as well as the story of the so called "Survivor Tree"

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Newseum 'Today's Front Pages' Archive List September 12, 2001

Newseum 'Today's Front Pages' Archive List September 12, 2001 | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it

The Newseum is a museum of modern history. The museum itself has an exibit dedicated to the events of September 11, 2001. On it's website, they have an archive of every newspaper front page from September 12, 2001  that mentioned the attacks. What do you think it says that so many diverse nations put the attack on the United States on their front page?

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Video: Flyover the 9/11 Memorial using Google Earth | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Video: Flyover the 9/11 Memorial using Google Earth | National September 11 Memorial & Museum | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it

Created a year before the Memorial opened, Google Earth and the 9/11 Memorial partnered together to create a visual of the project.

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World Trade Center Bombing Resonates 20 Years Later

World Trade Center Bombing Resonates 20 Years Later | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which was overshadowed eight years later by the 9/11 attacks.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:13 PM

This event and how it was covered just highlights what the mindset of the United States was like before 9/11 in regard to terrorism.  The media style was also strikingly different just 20 years ago before the massive market segmentation.   

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We Are All Americans: The World’s Response to 9/11

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"Ten years ago, people all over the world stood shoulder-to-shoulder in mourning, solidarity, sympathy and friendship with the people of the United States."

 

The days that followed the terrorist attacks of September 11th brought the world together in solidarity. Letters of sympathy came in from the Middle East, countries held moments of silence, offers of support in forms of prayers, and military assistance.

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Brandon Murphy's comment, August 8, 2012 9:12 AM
I am utterly amazed as to how concerned and caring the world was after the attacks of 9/11 and even 10 years afterwards. In this country we don't hold memorials for victims of attacks or disasters, especially not 10 years later. It's a humbling feeling.
Roland Trudeau Jr.'s comment, August 8, 2012 9:13 AM
It's interesting to see how other countries reacted to our tragedy. Going as far as to set up permanent memorials, shows our standings within the world. Whether it is because we regularly give aid, or act upon injustice it would seem as though the entire world was effected by our tragedy. There were some bad reactions as well, perhaps they were merely countries at arms against us or who have not had the best relationship with us in the past is the reasoning behind it.
Kim Vignale's comment, August 8, 2012 9:18 PM
I think it's pretty awesome and humble of these foreign countries to react the way they did. I would have never guessed that because based on my overall outlook on how other countries viewed the U.S., i thought they would've reacted differently. Many countries are opposed to our policies and such so i am surprised in a way by the sympathetic reactions.
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9/11 Memorials Around The World

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"The tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was marked not just in New York City and Washington, D.C. but also with poignant tributes in cities across the globe."

 

More than 80 countries lost citizens in the attacks of September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center was targeted because of what it represented, a global financial idol. What do you think it says that so many diverse nations would choose to honor not only their own citizens lost that day, but the United States and the iconic symbol, the American Flag?

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NYTimes.com AFTER THE ATTACK - Reaction From Around the World

The New York Times published this extensive list on September 13, 2001. The list details how nations around the globe reacted to the attacks on the United States. The majority of nations express sympathy and mourning in some way, while in Iraq, then President Hussein said the attacks on the United States were the result of America's ''evil policy''.

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The Saudis are never going to say “sorry” for 9/11. But their change of behavior may be taken as some sign of remorse.

The Saudis are never going to say “sorry” for 9/11. But their change of behavior may be taken as some sign of remorse. | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it
The terrorist attacks of September 11th changed America forever, but Robert Lacey argues they had a big impact on Saudi Arabia too, by emboldening reformers to push back against religious extremists.

 

The Saudi reaction on September 11, 2001 was sympathetic and condemned the attacks as being “in conflict with our religious and civilized values.” The United States would discover quickly, however, that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens. This article says that crown prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz studied the attacks of that day, to learn from it, and has implemented changes since then. Since 9/11, Abdullah has implemented reforms in the Islamic nation, which have been slow going and leave much to be desired for an oppressive country, but are reforms none the less.

For example, soon after 9/11 the Saudi interior ministry began to issue identity cards for Saudi women for the first time, making it enormously easier for women to conduct financial and legal transactions. (Prior, women were simply registered under their father or husband) Can the events of 9/11 be seen as the motivation for a better educated society?

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Tourists add 9/11 memorial to NYC itinerary

Tourists add 9/11 memorial to NYC itinerary | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it

"Despite security hurdles and ongoing construction, tourists have made the new memorial a regular stop on their visits to New York City."

 

Written 3 months after the Memorial opened, the article says that the Memorial has had visitors from all 50 states and 120 countries with over 1 million visitors. The site requires advance passes, and long lines, yet its visitors keep coming. A memorial for some, an attraction for others, the site had to find a balance for New Yorkers and the world.

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WTC steel I-beam finds home in Afghanistan (Updated) | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

WTC steel I-beam finds home in Afghanistan (Updated) | National September 11 Memorial & Museum | National September 11 Memorial & the World | Scoop.it

WTC steel can be found all over the country, as well as across the globe. This beam is brought to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan after being donated by a group from Queens, New York.

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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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Visit the official website of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. Learn how the Memorial was decided, designed and completed.

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Seth Dixon's comment, July 27, 2012 2:30 PM
Very nice...what do you think of the memorial, it's plan and how it represents history? Have you looked at the teaching resources? What do you think of them?