September 11th remembered
RICK: Turning now from a day of celebration to a day of remembrance: last week marked the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Even if you were born after the attacks, the day marks a somber reminder of so many lives lost – and a turning point in U.S. history. Up next, we take a look at the ways we remember the tragic events of 9/11.
THE FREEDOM TOWER NOW STANDS TALLER HERE, THAN THE TWIN TOWERS DID. AND NEAR A GLITTERING MONUMENT OF RESILIANCE -- THE MEMORIAL TO NEARLY THREE THOUSAND AMERICANS KILLED IN THE DEADLIEST TERROR ATTACK ON U-S SOIL, EXACTLY 15 YEARS AGO TODAY.
COMMEMORATIONS OF A SOLEMN ANNIVERSARY BEGAN DAYS AGO. ON FRIDAY -- A PARADE TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS, AND A CEREMONY HERE IN LOWER MANHATTAN.
(Jeh Johnson/Homeland Security Secretary): "On each 9/11, each year, we look back and reflect."
IN WASHINGTON, AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT --
(Loretta Lynch/U.S. Attorney General): "A decade and a half has elapsed since 9/11. This is hard to believe, but it has.
AND ON THE STEPS OF THE U-S CAPITOL -- ECHOING A MOMENT OF UNITY IN THE WAKE OF TRAGEDY, 15 YEARS AGO...
A CNN-ORC POLL RELEASED FRIDAY FINDS AMERICANS MORE ANGRY AND MORE FEARFUL WHEN THEY REFLECT ON THE EVENTS OF 9/11 NOW, THAN FIVE YEARS AGO. BUT THIS DAY -- IS DEFINED BY REMEMBRANCE. THE SOMBER TRADITIONS -- THE SAME EACH YEAR.
MOMENTS OF SILENCE FOR THE MINUTES AL-QAEDA HIJACKERS STEERED AIRPLANES INTO EACH WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWER, AND THE PENTAGON -- AND WHEN FLIGHT 93 CRASHED IN PENNSYLVANIA. AND WHEN EACH TOWER COLLAPSED -- THE SOUTH, THEN THE NORTH.
AND A READING OF THE NAMES OF THOSE LOST, BY THE PEOPLE WHO LOVED THEM, AND MISS THEM, 15 YEARS ON.
Teaching Materials: TeachersFirst Special Topics, September 11 Resources
Website Article: 9/11 Memorial, FAQ about 9/11
Videos & Teacher's Guide: September 11, Personal Stories of Transformation
Website: One World Observatory
Video: Youtube: Official 11 Year Time-Lapse Movie of One World Trade Center