September 11th

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Philadelphia Police Hold ‘Rapid Response Drill’ To Test Crisis Readiness

Philadelphia Police swarmed Center City, preparing for disaster. This time, the circumstances were made up but the consequences are all too real.


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Names Of 9/11 Attack Victims Echo Across WTC Site

The names of the Sept. 11 dead, some recited by children barely old enough to remember their fallen mothers and fathers, echoed across ground zero Sunday in a haunting but hopeful tribute on the 10th anniversary of the terror attack.


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Local 9/11 Survivor Shares His Story

Now a resident of Texas, but formerly of Pennsauken, N.J., Nancarrow came back to South Jersey Sunday to share his story with his old congregation at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cherry Hill.


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Crowds Gather On Second Day At Flight 93 Memorial

Thousands of family members and friends of the 40 passengers and crew killed aboard United Flight 93 were gathering with political dignitaries, local officials and residents for a second day at the newly dedicated national park that marks the site where the hijacked jet crashed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.


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Courage Of Flight 93 Victims Lauded At Dedication

The 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, performed one of the most courageous acts in U.S. history, former President George W. Bush said Saturday at a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial at the nation’s newest national park.


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Talk Radio 1210 WPHT’s Michael Smerconish Hosts Bus Trip To Flight 93 National Memorial In Shanksville, Pa

The NEW Talk Radio 1210’s Michael Smerconish is hosting 400 listeners, as they board 8 buses on Saturday morning, September 10th at 5:30am from the Plymouth Meeting Mall to visit and take part in the dedication of the first phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA.


(Mike Scott and his dog, Billy, search through rubble for victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.  Credit: Andrea Booher/ FEMA/ Getty Images)

Univ. of Pa. Veterinarian Studying 9/11 Aftereffects On Rescue Dogs

Dr. Cynthia Otto is an associate professor at the University Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine who created the “Working Dog Center” at Penn Vet. She is also a member of a FEMA search-and-rescue team.


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Avalon Welcomes World Trade Center Artifact Ahead Of Remembrance Ceremony

The Borough of Avalon welcomed an artifact from the World Trade Center during a special ceremony held Thursday evening.


(Ellen Saracini, left, widow of one of the pilots killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, chats with volunteer stone masons working to get a wall ready for Sunday's ceremony.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Workers Put Final Touches On Bucks County 9/11 Memorial

Even Ellen Saracini (left), the driving force behind the memorial, helped workers pump out water last week so they could lay the foundation.


(New York City firefighter Fabrizio Bivona holds a copy of "Gone But Not Forgotten," his book about his 9/11 experiences, today at Temple University.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

NYC Firefighter-Author Shares His 9/11 Experiences With Temple U. Students

New York City firefighter Fabrizio Bivona, a first responder at the World Trade Center in 2001, was at Temple University on Wednesday as part of a 9/11 concert and presentation.


At the United 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA, Flags are in abundance here. Strangely, there is a calmness here, it's quiet and serene, not much talking, you don't need to talk. Large granite memorials to small painted rocks done by children, mementos left everywhere. There is a need to leave something, a tribute of sorts. It's heartwrenching but heartwarming at the same time, as odd as that sounds. It's a reminder of our strengths and the love of our country. A place where everyone should go, even if it's just once, you won't regret it, you'll come away a different person for being here, and proud to be an American. This memorial won't be around much longer, a permanent one will be there, eventually. This one should stay but it isn't, and that's sad, because this one was made by people like you and me - Submitted by Paula Rowell  of Pine Grove, Pa.

George W. Bush To Visit Shanksville Flight 93 Memorial

Former President George W. Bush will speak at this week’s dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial.


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Over 100 Law Enforcement Officials Head To Shanksville For Annual September 11th Motorcycle Ride

More than 100 Philadelphia police and corrections officers left this Saturday morning for an annual 250 mile motorcycle ride to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, site of the September 11 Flight 93 crash.


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Pa. State Police Personnel Who Served Abroad Honored In Harrisburg 9/11 Tribute

In one of the first ceremonies that will mark the tenth anniversary of 9-11, Pennsylvania State Police personnel who’ve served in the military over the past decade were honored during an event near Harrisburg.


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Home Video Report: New Documentary Recounts, Analyzes 9/11 Events

Our video review this week is a fascinating mix of history and drama.


(Eyeglass frames, top, and an alarm bell are among the items on display at the Penn Museum's exhibit of objects recovered from NYC's 9/11 site.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

Penn Museum Display Highlights ‘Normal’ Objects From NYC 9/11 Site

A new exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology shows ordinary objects from the site of the former World Trade Center in a moving display about September 11th.