Legendary New York City columnist Pete Hamill‘s dispatch from lower Manhattan, published September 12, 2001. “We were gathered at a large table in the Tweed Courthouse, discussing over bagels and coffee its future as a symbol of civilization, a museum of the history of New York. About 8:45, we heard a boom.”
The day September 11, 2001, is burned into America’s collective memory. And if you’re of a certain age, you remember exactly where you were when you realized the magnitude and horror of what was happening. In many ways, that reckoning has never ended. Twenty years later, we’re still struggling to comprehend that day, and the world it created.
As we reflect on the anniversary of the attacks, we’re revisiting the stories that have stuck with readers over the past two decades. From the first anguished reports from Ground Zero, remembrances of those who lost their lives, and essential reporting that captures what it was like on the terrible day. Read, and remember with us.
At the ticket counter, baggage ramp, tarmac, and beyond, Logan Airport workers were left to come to terms on their own, or to try, after the hijacked flights roared into history.
Nearly 13 years after my sister's death, a reluctant Sunday visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where public spectacle and private grief have a permanent home together.
Muslim Americans on how misunderstandings, stereotypes, and hateful rhetoric about their religion has affected their lives in the years since September 11, 2001.