Exploring September 11

Exploring September 11

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9/11 Online

News archives, videos, updates on ongoing memorial projects...all of this can be found online. Here are the best resources. Due to the nature of the September 11 attacks, many of the videos and images are disturbing, but these are clearly marked on the websites themselves. Some websites especially for children are included.

The September 11 Digital Archive

Contains thousands of electronic media including video, emails, news websites, and links. The best place to start is on the Browse tab. Powerful remembrances.

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Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress

A well-organized portal to information available online through the Library of Congress. Especially interesting are the Prints and Photographs Division with links to photographs and art and the American Folklife Center with links to recordings of citizens' feelings after the attacks.

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National September 11 Memorial and Museum

The 9/11 Memorial, located at the World Trade Center in New York City, opens on September 11, 2011. The official website contains a virtual tour of the memorial and museum. Families should look at the Teach and Learn section, especially the section "Talking to Your Children about 9/11."

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The Pentagon Memorial

It began as the Phoenix Project in October 2001, and now the Pentagon restorations are complete. In 2008, the Pentagon Memorial was dedicated. If you can't visit Washington DC in person, these artist's renderings are the next best thing.

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Flight 93 National Memorial

The story of Flight 93 and rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania is being memorialized by the National Park Service. While the memorial is under construction, this website contains a moving story of the day, details on tributes, and information on the memorial's progress.

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Arlington Remembers: An Oral History of 9/11

Patrons of the Arlington, VA Public Library were greatly affected by the nearby attacks on the Pentagon. In 2006, on the fifth anniversary of September 11, librarians gathered stories from the community about that day. They are compiled here.

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September 11: Bearing Witness to History

The Smithsonian exhibit about September 11 is no longer touring the country, but you can view pieces of the collection online. It includes firefighters' tools, pieces of the Pentagon, and recorded stories from first responders and witnesses.

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Why is my Loyalty Questioned?

Especially for children. This Web site contains student-created content that focuses on the discrimination of others in history who have been questioned as to their loyalty to their country. The site hopes to lessen the amount of hate and prejudice in our world by developing an awareness of America's attitude towards the American Muslims after the terrorists' attack on September 11, 2001.

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