Morning Mix: On The Eve Of 9/11, Everyone Is Remembering


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.

Be sure to click here to see Care2′s full coverage and remembrances of 9/11, which will be going on all weekend.

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tiffany t.
tiffany t6 years ago

we should remember but not relive

Mark Alan Dellavecchia

This morning at church we prayed for the families of the 2, 977 persons killed by terrorists on 09/11/2001. No-one had the courage to offer prayers aloud for the families of the 300,000 Iraqis, Afghans, and Pakistanis killed by the U.S. military over the past ten years in retaliation.

Laurie H.
Laurie H6 years ago

Thank you for this post and I agree with Linda C. whole heartedly! Let's show what Americans are made of and Come Together and Pull Together==WE CAN!!!~

Jan N.
Jan N6 years ago

"Everyone" is remembering because the media is obsessing over it and you can't get away from it. This too shall pass.

Siusaidh C.
Susan C6 years ago

Those who died, those dying today, and the millions yet to die in this hoaxed 'war on terror', deserve the truth.

James Corbett: 9/11 - A Conspiracy Theory:

The essentials presented, and in less than 5 minutes.

Ernest R.
Ernest R6 years ago

@ Margaret P Lest we forget, the “mistakes” include more devastating wars and CIA ‘operations ‘against more unoffending countries, especially revenge and destruction against uninvolved countries [Iraq] than any other country since WW2, plundering the resources of more countries than any other {China is now catching up], bringing back torture and kidnapping as instruments of policy, virtual destruction of the world’s economic system and hypocracy, hypocracy, hypocracy.

Deborah Kampfer
Deborah Vitek6 years ago

I want to publicly say that I know that Daniel correct. My husband, a NASA engineer, watched those explosions almost as soon as they were shown and he was absolutely stunned. He said it was OBVIOUS to anyone who knew anything about explosions, that those were set, and the planes were the decoys. Nobody wants to believe this because it is so terrifying, but we had better open our eyes soon and see the truth before the entire world is beyond rescue from the greedy, scare-mongering idiots who want more and more control of us.

Kimberly G.
Kimberly G6 years ago

I think it is definatley important to remember those who died but I don't like that they call it an anniversary. I am not sure what else they could call it - but anniversaries are supposed to be happy events. I wish they would think of something else to call it. How about a memorium day?And I don't want to sound weird and cynical but 9/11 seems to be getting ALOT of coverage (even 3 weeks before the date) this year and it seems odd? I don't remember it getting this much rememberance in the other 9 years. Why is that? Just an observation... (are they trying to take our eyes away from the horrible job and economy situation like we are going to forget about it? Or is someone trying to stretch out the 9/11 day so to make money off of it?)

Margarita A.
Margarita M. A6 years ago

I am remembering 9/11. But with this libretto: the US Armed Forces -with financing and counseling from Saudi Arabia and Israel- rose against the Bush government, bombed the White House, arrested lots of Congressmen and leaders of the GOP and the Democrats, used football fields to imprison common people, and persecuted members of until then legal organizations -say, AARP, Veterans for Peace, ACLU and the like-, accusing them of being "agents of Communism". And then, started a long night that lasted almost 20 years.

Yes, I also rembember 9/11. Chile, 1973.

Kathleen Montgomery

thanks for sharing this info.