Sunday, September 11, 2016


JFK+50:  Volume 5, No. 2066


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) There have been days in world history that will never be forgotten...among them are December 7th 1941 and November 22nd 1963, but the event that occurred fifteen years ago today, September 11th, 2001, remains the most recent and horrific one.  That, of course, was the day that the United States of America was attacked by Islamic terrorists.

Hijacked American airliners were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City resulting in the death of more than 2000 people and another was flown into the Pentagon.  A third hijacked plane, probably headed for Washington, D.C., crashed in Pennsylvania.

President George W. Bush, visiting an elementary school in Florida, was informed of the attacks and soon was back aboard Air Force One.  The President speaking later from the White House said...

"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundations of America.  These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve."

During NBC-TV coverage of the event, Tom Brokaw described 9-11-2001 as "the most serious attack on the United States in more than a hundred years." 

Today, the NEWSEUM in Washington, D.C. remembers that terrible day with a "9-11 Gallery" described as "a vivid exploration of the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 intertwined with extraordinary first-person accounts from journalists who covered the story."

One of the highlights of the gallery is a wall of front page newspapers stories from around the world covering the day America was attacked.  In addition, the Newseum offers 9-11 artifacts for viewing in its gallery 'Inside Today's FBI: After 9/11.'   

The Newseum says...

"The events of Sept 11 2001 forever changed the FBI's mission...(as)...the FBI declared terrorism Public Enemy #1 and the 'War on Terror' its top priority."

Visitors to the gallery can see one of the hijacker's cars, letter and passports belonging to the hijackers, engine parts from the airplanes that struck the WTC, and personal items belonging to some of the passengers found by FBI agents among the 2 million tons of rubble at Ground Zero. 


"Inside Today's FBI:  After 9/11," The Newseum, September 9, 2016,

"9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast," The Newseum,

9/11 Gallery
Washington, D.C.
Photo by John White (2016)

Inside Today's FBI: After 9/11 Exhibit
Washington, D.C.
Photo by John White (2016)