The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, remembering the dead, invoking the heroes and taking stock of the aftermath just weeks after the bloody end of the Afghanistan war that was launched in response to the terror attacks.
Three American presidents stood somberly side by side Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial in New York, sharing a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the nation's worst terrorist attack with a display of unity.
The Rev. Brad Whitaker, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, was serving a parish in Northwest New Jersey when America was attacked.by Wyatt Massey
Chattanooga area elected officials, service members and first responders gathered early Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.by Sarah Grace Taylor
The Times Free Press asked readers where they were and what they remember from Sept. 11, 2001. These are some of those memories. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.by
One day 20 years ago the world we live in now began to take shape in a forge fueled by smoke, flames and death. It was a day America was set on an unknown course by 19 hijackers aboard four commercial domestic airliners bound for the west coast with full loads of fuel and a combined 265 people onboard. Nearly 3,000 people woke that day not knowing it would be their last.by
While almost 3,000 lives were lost to unprecedented violence on Sept. 11, 2001, plenty of first breaths were taken that day, people who never lived in a pre-9/11 world.by Ben Benton
A Chattanoogan who left as head of the National Transportation Safety Board just months before the 9/11 terror attacks says the No. 1 risk for commercial aviation today are drones.by Mike Pare
Chattanooga native Steve Winningham was at work on the 23rd floor of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 when the first plane struck its 110-story sibling across the street on Sept. 11, 2001.by Ben Benton
When planes struck the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, people across the United States kept their eyes glued to TV screens trying to make sense of what they were seeing. Twenty years later, Hamilton County teachers in classrooms locally and in other states remember navigating what they saw with their students.by Anika Chaturvedi
Zach Wamp was sitting at his desk in the Cannon House Office Building on Sept. 11, 2001, in what started out like a routine day for the congressman representing the Chattanooga area.by Ben Benton
Almost every morning in 2001, the head of the U.S. Navy's news staff met at the Pentagon with her counterparts in the other military branches and the U.S. Department of Defense to discuss the expected media topics of the day.by Ben Benton
One Chattanooga native saw the terror attacks from her Manhattan apartment, witnessing the deaths of people she knew.by Ben Benton
The Tennessee Valley Authority's power headquarters in Chattanooga is more than 600 miles away from where terrorists flew into the twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., 20 years ago.by
A car passed, the driver's window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: "Terrorist!"
In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew.
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.by Lisa Denton