First responders honored at rainy Tunnel to Towers 5K in Jackson
It wasn’t what Jan Ganzel had in mind for the sixth Tunnel to Towers 5K on Saturday morning, May 21 at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson. The race wound its way around the park, passing by where a piece of the World Trade Center steel is displayed, before ending up near the Cascade Falls entrance. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds high-tech “smart homes” for injured service members, giving them greater independence. RELATED: Foundation pays off mortgage for family of slain Kalamazoo County deputyLocal students from the Jackson Area Career Center were also honored as “future leaders” in fire and police services. READ MORE:Agreement will install solar power at Jackson elementary schoolsDecision Day highlights Jackson High students’ many future pathsSupreme Court denies hearing for Jackson Public Schools in teacher’s whistleblower lawsuitmlive.com
Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers
Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week's avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are a persistent problem that NYC Audubon has documented for years, said Kaitlyn Parkins, the group’s associate director of conservation and science. “We had a big storm and sort of weird weather and lots of birds, and that’s sort of the perfect combination that can lead to bird-window collisions,” Parkins said.news.yahoo.com
In 9/11 commemorations, an elegy for what the nation lost that day — and in the 20 years since
In New York, the ceremony at Ground Zero began with the first moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — the time Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The last moment of silence came at 10:28 a.m., in observance of the fall of the North Tower. The reading of the names of the victims, an annual tradition, went on for more than four hours, a reflection of the extraordinary toll from the worst terrorist attack in American history.washingtonpost.com
‘Tears are OK.’ Fenton, Flushing remember 9/11 with ceremonies
GENESEE COUNTY -- When Bob Henzarek arrived early for the 9/11 memorial service outside the Fenton Fire Department building on Caroline Street, he kissed a piece of the World Trade Center. “Bagpipes and “Taps” still make me cry thinking about 20 years ago,” the Fenton resident said. Henzarek was one of hundreds that attended two ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Fenton and Flushing. “Someone mentioned to me that 9/11 tributes are like ripping the scab off an old wound and never letting it heal,“ Flushing resident Lucy Hahn said. Hadfield’s cousin died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, making the day even more personal to him.mlive.com
20 years after 9/11: How satellites tracking disasters have changed
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and photos from Maxar Technologies' IKONOS satellite captured the attack sites, including the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.space.com
Iconic pictures from 9/11: The terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93
First came word that Tuesday morning of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York. The network news shows were still more popular than 24-hour cable, but all TVs were tuned to news of the attacks. Those iconic images, especially of the World Trade Center as it was hit, burned and collapsed, live on. More coverage:A list of 20th anniversary 9/11 memorial events planned across Michigan20 years later, 9/11 leaves painful mark on Michiganders whose lives are forever changedNever-before seen 9/11 photos part of University of Michigan professor’s new documentaryOn 9/11, a Washington family’s flight home was stranded in Saginaw. Grand Rapids Army veteran completes 454-mile 9/11 memorial walk by reaching Pentagonmlive.com
‘Oh my God we’re under attack:’ Veteran, survivor and other Michiganders reflect on 9/11
Patrick Anderson was attending a conference at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. More accounts from Michiganders impacted by the attacks here: 20 years later, 9/11 leaves painful mark on Michiganders whose lives are forever changedRetired U.S. Air Force veteran Derek Blumke enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1999. Things began to change after the start of the Iraq War. Elder said she tries not to think about lives lost in vain, and believes there was a purpose behind the war. Corn maze created to pay tribute, ‘never forget’ victims of 9/11 terrorist attackA list of 20th anniversary 9/11 memorial events planned across Michiganmlive.com
Ground zero: A selfie stop for some, a cemetery for others
Twenty years after terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center, the memorial at ground zero has its own routine, not much different from many city tourist sites. The names on the parapets are more than mere engravings on bronze, and the 55,000 gallons of water recycling through the reflecting pools is more than a social media post. After the plaza empties around the reflecting pools each evening, Kevin Hansen pulls on blue work gloves, grabs his torch and begins his nightly work of repairing and maintaining the long, bronze parapets with the names of the dead.news.yahoo.com
Photos: Scenes from the 9/11 attacks
Twenty years after terrorists crashed hijacked planes into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, the U.S. is still reckoning with the attack that toppled the twin towers, killed nearly 3,000 people, triggered a wave of increased security and launched a war on terrorism.latimes.com
EXCERPT: 20 years on, 'The Falling Man' is still you and me
The following account from Associated Press photographer Richard Drew is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. My family calls it “the picture that won’t go away.” The photograph was denounced as coldblooded, ghoulish and sadistic.news.yahoo.com
A day that will never leave you: 20 years later, 60 Minutes recounts FDNY stories of heroism on 9/11
"It's always a sad place to be for me," FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro tells Scott Pelley. "And I think this year will be particularly difficult." This Sunday, 60 Minutes remembers 9/11 through the stories of firefighters at the World Trade Center that day.cbsnews.com
Memorial ceremonies in Genesee County to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- A fire department and group of veterans in Genesee County are planning to remember the terrorist attacks on the United States as the 20th anniversary approaches. On Sept. 11, 2001, the World Trade Center towers were struck, the Pentagon was attacked, and hijacked plane Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field. This Saturday, Sept. 11 will mark 20 years since the attacks took place. Beamer managed to make a phone call to a 911 operator while on the plane, according to the Genesee County Historical Society. The ceremony takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the International Flag Plaza, Thomas Edison Parkway, in Port Huron.mlive.com
Taliban spokesman claims 'no evidence' bin Laden behind World Trade Center attacks
A Taliban spokesman claimed Wednesday that there is "no evidence" that Osama bin Laden was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, despite overwhelming evidence linking the late al Qaeda leader to the planning of the incident.news.yahoo.com
Tunnel to Towers 5K draws hundreds in Jackson to honor first responders
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Fully-geared firefighters and about 600 others gathered to honor first responders and raise money for injured veterans at the Tunnel to Towers 5K. For the fifth year in a row, the charity 5K run and walk was held at Jackson’s Cascade Falls Park on Saturday, May 15. The race wound its way around the park, passing by where a piece of the World Trade Center steel is displayed, before ending up near the Cascade Falls entrance. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds high-tech “smart homes” for injured service members, giving them greater independence. In its first year, 2017, the Jackson race raised $27,000 and organizers were recognized nationally for their contribution-event cost ratio.mlive.com
Tunnel to Towers charity 5K set to honor first responders ahead of 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks
For the fifth year in a row, the Tunnel to Towers charity 5K run and walk is coming to Jackson’s Cascade Falls Park on Saturday, May 15. Check-in and late registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race and an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Tunnel to Towers 5K honors first responders, militaryBlackman-Leoni Township Public Safety Sgt. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds high-tech “smart homes” for injured service members, giving them greater independence. In its first year, 2017, the Jackson race raised $27,000 and organizers were recognized nationally for their contribution-event cost ratio.mlive.com
Biden announces withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 9/11
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday plans to pull all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, a move that would bring an end to America's longest war by the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon. Watch his remarks and read more here.cbsnews.com
4 men convicted in 1993 WTC bombing have had sentences cut
In the last year, four men implicated in the 1993 bombing have won reductions to their sentences after one part of their convictions was dropped to be consistent with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Nidal Ayyad, 53, Mohammad A. Salameh, 53, and Mahmud Abouhalima, 61, could be freed if they each live to be 100. AdThe bombers who had their sentences reduced were arrested in the intense FBI probe that followed the blast. In a 2012 memorandum, Duffy called Yousef “a cold-blooded killer, completely devoid of conscience.”AdIn a second trial, he was convicted as the mastermind of the 1993 bombing. Eyad Ismoil, 49, also convicted in the 1993 attack, is serving a 210-year sentence.
Memorial service honors Michigan residents killed in 9/11 attacks
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Friday marks 19 years since the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York City on September 11, 2001. READ: Nearly 2 decades later, experts are still working to identify remains of 9/11 victimsA memorial service was held in Wayne County to pay respect to Michigan residents who were killed in the attacks. It was held at the War Memorial, a home donated by the Alger family back in the 1940′s. David Alger was a Mutual Fund Manager who died 19 years ago in his office at the World Trade Center. At the memorial service they read the names of the 19 Michigan residents who died.
Paul Gross recalls September 11 attacks: ‘A plane just hit the World Trade Center’
“No,” I replied, “why?” “A plane just hit the World Trade Center,” she said. “Must have been some catastrophic mechanical failure where the pilot had no control of the plane,” I said to my wife. A short time later the second plane hit, and that instant before anybody speculated on TV, I knew exactly what was going on: we were under attack. He stopped to get his shoes shined...by a guy set up at the base of the World Trade Center. Fifteen or twenty minutes later, the planes hit.
Brandon Roux recalls newsroom scene during September 11 attack
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I woke up late and was scheduled to do the weather-cast for our 11am newscast. When I got in the car, my ESPN radio station was not talking about sports. I walked into KTNV and our newsroom, like every other newsroom in the country, had TV monitors lined up and stacked up across the back wall. At 9 a.m., our main anchor evening team was on the air broadcasting updated information about the 9/11 terrorist attack. I had no personal or familial connection to this attack but it still haunts me to this day.
Evrod Cassimy reflects on ‘panic’ of September 11 attacks
I had just started my senior year of high school. I remember walking in the halls of my high school and as we switched classes, someone mentioned that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. To be honest, most of the students in my class had no idea what the building even was. That’s when we saw the second plane hit the second tower. Today, I still feel that same scared feeling in my heart reminiscing about this terrifying time in our country’s history.
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the iconography it housed were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center. After almost two decades, the church is rising again with new iconography from a monastery on Mt. Scott Pelley reports.cbsnews.com
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the iconography it housed were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center. After almost two decades, the church is rising again with new iconography from a monastery on Mt. Scott Pelley reportscbsnews.com
The rebuilding of the church destroyed on 9/11
Sitting in the shadows of the World Trade Center, the small Greek Orthodox church became the only house of worship destroyed on 9/11. The new St. Nicholas is scheduled to open its doors on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in 2021. Funds meant for St. Nicholas had been diverted and mismanaged by the Archdiocese. The new church will find renewed life through the icons created by Father Lukas, one of Mt. In 100 years, she says, St. Nicholas church will remind us "that the good of mankind can conquer evil no matter what."cbsnews.com
A year after deadly fire, Paradise pauses to remember
In the year since the fire, crews have removed more than 3.66 million tons of debris twice the amount that was removed from the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nine homes have been rebuilt so far, but the town is on track to issue 500 building permits by the end of the year.chicagotribune.com
18 years later, Americans remember Sept. 11 attacks
People observe a moment of silence during ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2019, in New York City. (CNN) - It's been 18 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day that never ends. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijackers took control of four commercial airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. ET this morning at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. President Donald Trump and the first lady marked the moment the first World Trade Center tower was hit, at 8:46 a.m.
Study: 9/11 attack tied to cardiovascular risk in firefighters
It found only an association between World Trade Center exposure and long-term cardiovascular risk, but more research is needed to determine whether a causal relationship exists. The new study joins several others that have found an association between firefighters responding to the World Trade Center disaster and elevated health risks. "One is that air pollution has long been known to be a major cardiovascular risk factor. "The good news is there are steps that people can take to prevent and reduce cardiovascular risk going forward, even if they've had substantially heightened risk," Trasande said. "Healthy diet and physical activity are still important counter weapons in the fight against cardiovascular disease," he said.
Donald Trump criticizes President George W. Bush on foreign policy
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defends his critique of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy stating that, “the World Trade Center came down during his reign.” Trump claims Bush started “the chain of events” that led to the turmoil in the Middle East.cbsnews.com
Funding for 9/11 health program set to expire
Many of the first responders who worked in the ruins of the World Trade Center developed serious illnesses following 9/11. A federal program aimed at helping those affected is about to lose its funding. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.cbsnews.com