I wasn't in New York City, or the Pentagon, or a field in Pennsylvania that day. And yet I was. As an American, I was the target of al-Qaeda's wrath just as much as those who died on that tragic morning.
Atheists are challenging plans to include a 17-foot, cross-shaped beam that became a famous symbol of Ground Zero after 9/11 in a display at the national memorial museum that is scheduled to open this spring.
As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.