Patriot's Day - 9/11

The Attack on America

Secretary Rumsfeld on September 11, 2002

Secretary Rumsfeld on September 11, 2002 By Department of Defense – Thelma LeBrecht /AP Secretary Rumsfeld’s Interview with the Associated Press (Interview with Thelma LeBrecht, Associated Press) LeBrecht: I want to use this for tomorrow morning, so think this is now September 11th and I want you to think about what are your thoughts. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. DoD photo by R. D. Ward. Rumsfeld: Well, September 11th, of course brings back all those memories that the event that will occur at the site where the families will be there and people will be thinking about that day but also thinking about what’s been accomplished in the intervening period, and what is left to do which is quite a bit. We’re not — I’m afraid we’re probably closer to the beginning of this than the end and that means we’ve got a lot of work to do. Certainly the people in uniform understand that, and I think it’s important for them also to understand that the American people recognize what they’re doing and value it. LeBrecht:  I wanted a personal reaction as far as September 11th for you. Your personal reaction. Rumsfeld: You know I don’t think much personally about myself. I spend most of my waking hours working here and thinking about the problems of the country and the tasks the department faces and you can’t help but think when you think about September 11th, the people who died and their families, and be energized by the importance of what we’re doing and the importance of our doing it well for the people who are alive...

Islam

ISLAM Not all Muslims are terrorists. As a matter of fact, Islam gets its name from the word “peace.”  At the same time, the terrorists are using the Islamic faith as a justification for their acts.We’ve assembled various informational resources on the Islamic faith and its people, so that you can learn more about how this religion has affected Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the world. Learning Links on Islam A Glossary of Islamic Terms Choose a term or just browse the glossary to learn more about Islam. Source:     Islam 101 Islam –Empire of Faith Explore the faith, culture, and innovation of Islam. Also, meet people of Islamic faith through selected profiles.  This is a well done historic perspective of the religion and its people. Source:     PBS Islam- Customs and more Learn about the primary customs of the Islamic faith, the second most popular religion in the world. Then go on to study the history, beliefs, holy days and more. Source:     BBC Spiritual and Intellectual Rights Teaching About Religion in American Schools Source: The Council on Islamic Education About Islam What is Islam? Who are Muslims? Where do they live in this world? How many live in the United States? Although these questions might seem foreign to us, and the answers unattainable, the mystery behind Islamic faith is revealed in this primer. Learn what a Muslin community in America is like, the history of Islam in America, and the basic beliefs of this unique group of people. You’ll find information concerning Allah, Angels, Prophets, Original Sin, the Qur’an, and the Afterlife. Answer the who-what-where-how of the Divine Scriptures,...

Photos of September 11th from the Coast Guard

September 11th Photos from the Coast Guard By Cynthia Kirkeby Photos of the events of 9-11-2001. ATTACK TRADE CENTER The skyline of Manhattan is pictured early September 15, 2001 with smoke billowing from the wreckage of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The towers collapsed after being struck by two hijacked jetliners on September 11. Chief Brandon Brewer-U.S. Coast Guard WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK – NEW YORK, New York (Sept. 14)–The World Trade Center burns as the USNS Comfort arrives in New York harbor September 14 at sunset. USCG photo by PAC Brandon Brewer   WORLD TRADE CENTER 9-11-01 – NEW YORK (Sept. 11, 2001) Smoke rises from where the World Trade Centers once stood. USCG photo by PA2 Tom Sperduto. ATTACK TRADE CENTER Coast Guard cutter Tahoma controls harbor traffic off the southern tip of Manhattan late September 15, 2001. The wreckage of the World Trade Center Towers burns casting smoke over the skyline of Manhattan. Chief Brandon Brewer- U.S. Coast Guard WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK NEW YORK, New York (Sept. 14)–A memorial to the World Trade Center rescue workers next to the American Place restaurant in Lower Manhattan’s Battery Park. USCG photo by PAC Brandon Brewer Cite this… (new...
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