The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States offers both a challenge and a blessing for area clergy.

As we observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11, most of us can remember where we were when we heard the news. Isn't it amazing that we not only recall the facts about that fateful day but our feelings as well? In Chattanooga, it was a clear, crisp day. My hus

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Dennis Graham remembers Sept. 11, 2001, as a crisp, clear day. It was so lovely, in fact, that when he left his downtown Manhattan apartment before 6 a.m., he kept his windows open.

If sanity prevailed, the takeaway message from the hijackings that killed 3,000 of our countrymen 10 years ago today would have been simple: Radical Muslims aren't kidding. When they state with frosty certainty an intent to vaporize us, they mean it.

It has become axiomatic that the horrendous events of 9/11 that consumed some 3,000 lives and shredded the nation's complacency 10 years ago today ultimately changed our world in ways both subtle and profound.

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We were one. Or so it seemed — for a while, at least.

Dallas police Officer Andrew Litz falls frequently and can't walk across the room without help.

Matthew Salenger etched 54 phrases in a circular piece of steel, building Arizona's Sept. 11 memorial one story at a time. He wanted everyone's story to be told.

Ten years ago, before 9/11 made terrorism our national preoccupation, the agencies that now make up the Department of Homeland Security spent about $22 billion a year on public safety and emergency management.

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