Sept. 11 remembered

Coverage of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

September 12, 2006

9/11: Five years later

On somber day, Bush urges unity

President Bush, in a televised address last night, called the war in Iraq "a struggle for civilization" that Americans should "put aside our differences" to win, capping a day of hushed remembrances, tolling bells and wailing bagpipes on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

September 11, 2006

9/11: Five years later

A day to remember

Not long ago Angelika Williams was watching television when she saw, once again, videotape of those jets slamming into the World Trade Center.

September 11, 2006

9/11: Five years later

Unsure footing

hat's strange is that it no longer seems strange, this spectacle. The empty loafers cruising down the conveyer belt. The flip-flops dumped in the plastic bin. The booties of a tiny boy, whipped off by his mother and loaded into the X-ray machine, alongside his baggie of cereal snacks.

September 10, 2006

9/11-Five years later

'I think we're getting hijacked'

They were the first words that presaged a changed America, an America that could no longer think of itself as invulnerable, as beyond the reach of those who hated us. They were spoken by Betty Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, en route from Boston to a fate most Americans could not imagine.

September 10, 2006

9/11-Five years later

Drawing light from concrete and smoke

Now every time I try to sleep I'm haunted by the sound Of firemen pounding up the stairs While we were running down. ... - from "The Bravest" by Tom Paxton

September 9, 2006

9/11-Five years later

A father lost, a family copes

During his 23 years with the New York City fire department, Ron Bucca lifted people out of elevator shafts, carried them from subway tunnels and dragged them out of rivers. People's lives depended on his clear head and steady hand in a crisis.

September 9, 2006

Md. was among last stops for hijackers

The Laurel hotels where they stayed have been renovated and still attract an occasional tourist with a camera.

September 8, 2006

9/11: Five years later

'An experience beyond experiences'

Gary Thorpe thinks less and less about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, but when his mind inexorably creeps backward, it's the bodies he remembers - the bodies that improbably fell from the sky on that nightmarish day.

September 6, 2006

9/11: Five years later

Keeping the faith

They begin arriving early - the slightly rusted Toyotas, the spiffy VWs, the purring BMWs - filling the hillside parking lot under a gleaming afternoon sun. An old man in billowing white robes and silver beard looks more Bedouin chief than parking attendant, but with elegant sweeps of his arm guides his brothers and sisters into their spaces. By a quarter to 1, the lot is jammed.

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