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Terrorism

9/11 plus 17

9/11 plus 17

Across the country, there are dozens of memorials that recall the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the day when nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by terrorists who hijacked four commercial jets, crashing them into the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field. That legacy will be now be further burnished with the recently opened “Tower of Voices” in Shanksville, Pa., a 93-foot-tall edifice featuring wind chimes honoring the passengers and crew of United 93 who fought back against their captors.

It has been 17 years since that brutal day. Looking back at 9/11 from the perspective of 2018 is equivalent to recalling the end of World War II from the...

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