As the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, even politics seems to be slowing down for a moment to pause and remember.
The House had a moment of silence yesterday morning, and numerous members took to Twitter to ask Americans to remember to raise their flags on the anniversary on Sunday. Meanwhile, staffers held a candlelight vigil outside the Capitol later that evening.
NASA has released some amazing images of the day as seen from space, with one astronaut sharing his memories from the International Space Station. “Other than the emotional impact of our country being attacked and thousands of our citizens and maybe some friends being killed, the most overwhelming feeling being where I am is one of isolation.”
As the anniversary looms, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to promote outreach to Muslims, both in and out of the country. “We can’t pretend that there have not been difficulties and divisions … but the power of America has always been anchored in our ability to come together and move forward as a nation.”
Still, as much as America pulls together in a time of crisis, there will always be some who simply look for ways to find advantage in a tragedy, such as the “script kiddies,” who hacked the NBC News twitter feed yesterday to proclaim a new terror attack on Ground Zero. Their own account was shut down shortly after.
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