NPR's Joel Rose was in New Jersey today, where he stumbled upon another Sept. 11 tribute:
A different breed of heroes from September 11th gathered across the Hudson River from Ground Zero. Dozens of service and therapy dogs from around the country gathered with their handlers at Liberty State Park. The event, billed as "Finding One Another," was intended to celebrate the contributions of search and rescue dogs on 9/11 and since.
Though it is widely recognized as "one of the finest pieces of American presidential prose," as The Associated Press wrote in 2008, the "Bixby Letter" that President George W. Bush read this morning during the Sept. 11 memorial service in New York City has been the subject of several questions over the years.
The Kentucky Wildcats defeated Central Michigan 27-13 Saturday in their college football season home opener. The Wildcats trailed 13-6 at halftime but sprang to life with three second-half touchdowns, including an 87 yard run by freshman running back Josh Clemons. Kentucky returns to action against U of L Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security reminds citizens to be particularly vigilant as Kentuckians observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In many cases terrorist plots have been detected and attacks thwarted based on the timely reporting of observations of ordinary citizens.
The state of Indiana has temporarily closed the Sherman Minton bridge after their bridge inspection engineers discovered a crack in a load-bearing element during routine inspection and maintenance. “Because the safety of the thousands of people who use the I-64 bridge is of utmost concern, Gov. Daniels notified me of his decision to temporarily shut down the Sherman Minton until the structure can be inspected more fully,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a press release Friday afternoon.
For half their lives or more, "homeland security," "Osama bin Laden" and "World Trade Center" have been part of the everyday parlance. Their memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are as vivid as those who can pinpoint where they were when Pearl Harbor was attacked or when President Kennedy was assassinated. They are in college now, but they were elementary, middle and high school students when they saw jet planes flown as missiles into buildings.