A day of remembrance

Each American flag represented one life lost in the tragedy.  Photo credit: RJ Goodwin

Students pay tribute with 9/11 memorial More than 10 years have passed since Americans were stopped in their tracks, horrified by the news of the terror attacks that took place Sept. 11, 2001. On Thursday, the 13th anniversary of that tragic day, millions of people across the nation chose to …

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9/11 defines generation

MEMORIAL — The newly-completeled Freedom Tower breathes new life into a city rocked by terror 13 years ago on Sept. 11.  Photo credit: Google Images

Attack on the World Trade Center continues to shape millennial culture Born in the early ’90s, relatively speaking, millennials have not witnessed many world-shifting events. We did not see the first man on the moon, a presidential assassination, the dropping of an atomic bomb, the Pearl Harbor attack, the fall …

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Navy remembers 9/11

Never forget — Navy to honor the fallen with a special band performance. Photo provided

The National D-Day memorial will host the U.S. Navy Band for performance From military appreciation football games to the numerous American flags hung around campus, Liberty University communicates a sense of American pride. One way that students can show their patriotism is to attend a special concert played by the …

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Muslim march scheduled for Sept. 11

tragedy — As the nation mourns, activist groups rally. Google images

Nearly 1 million people are expected to march down Washington, D.C.’s National Mall tomorrow, not to remember those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks, but to dispel the fear of Muslims, according to huffingtonpost.com. According to The Washington Times, the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is hosting the …

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The anniversary of a catastrophe

Moment of impact — The tragedy of 11 years ago became etched in our generation’s mind. Creative Commons

Sept. 11, 2012 marks the 11th anniversary of the day that New York City played host to one of the greatest tragedies in U.S. history. Most undergraduate students were in elementary school at the time that this catastrophe struck our nation. In fact, I can remember what it was like for me […]

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My world upside down

Claudio

New Yorker’s account of the 9/11 attacks “This story is about an event that would change my outlook on life forever,” wrote a 17-year-old Andrew Claudio in his graduating class school memoir. “On that day, I felt that everything that I stood for, everything that I believed in, and everything …

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Lynchburg to participate in 9-11 Heroes Run

Support — Runners showed up in droves for last year’s run in Annapolis, Md. Photo provided

Local commemorative event raises support and fund for fallen heroes Across the City of Lynchburg, citizens will participate in commemorative events and activities on Sept. 11 in memory of the terrorist attacks that occurred 10 years ago. One of these events is the 9-11 Heroes Run, a national event that …

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U.S. honors 10-year anniversary

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Nearly 10 years ago, the United States of America experienced a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center that destroyed the Twin Towers, damaged the Pentagon and affected the entire nation. This Sept. 11, there will be activities and events held in all states to commemorate the anniversary of this …

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From the desk

Ten years ago our country was changed—for better or worse. Our very essence as a free nation was challenged by the perverse attacks of a corrupt sect of people claiming to act in the name of religion. Ask any American about that day, and they can tell you where they …

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Tragedy gives clarity through wreckage

Alumna learns journalistic truths “Grab a VHS tape. Get out of bed,” Erica Ricci Weidenroth said as she rushed into her roommate and best friend’s dorm room at Liberty University. Johanna Price Calfee groggily wiped the sleep from her eyes, jumped out of bed, grabbed the videotape and ran to …

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A Patriot moment

Even sports was impacted by tragedy Fear, anger, confusion and devastation are few of many words that could describe the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Prior to the attacks, the NFL season was well underway, entering its third week of the season. Prominent NFL teams were just beginning to hit their …

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Overcoming adversity

Taking a moment of silence, remembering those who lost their lives or even thanking those who are still fighting for our freedom is not enough. We must never give up — never back down in the face of adversity. Millions of eyes and hearts gripped the edge of reality as the blackened sky […]

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My brother, my hero

My brother had only been on the NYC Fire Squad for about two years in 2001. He was married in 1998 while living in Florida working for a local fire department and decided to follow his dream to become a New York City Fireman. The reason I mention this is because of an important […]

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Family’s faith helps cope in fear

Kirsten Wilson sits down on the sectional in the living room of her townhome, located at the top of Liberty Mountain. She picks up her small dog, places him on her lap and begins to tell her story — a story filled with fragmented images of fear and faith. “We were proud New Yorkers. […]

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