Tag Archive for 9/11

9/11 Personal Stories from American Muslims

I’m back from a long weekend away (my wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding aniversary) and I’m still getting caught up on four days of unchecked email.  But this note from our friend Nadia Hassan, of the Villa Park Peace Coalition, jumped out at me.  I’d encourage everyone to read it, especially Villa Park…

Obama Weekly Address: A Day That Tested Our Country

In this week’s address, President Obama marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those who lost their lives. If there is a lesson to be drawn on this anniversary, it is that the United States is one nation and one people united by common ideals. By keeping our commitment to those protect the country and their families, by giving back to our communities, and by serving people in need, we reaffirm those ideals in defiance of those who would do us harm.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Honors 9th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, today issued the following statement in advance of tomorrow’s anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “Tomorrow, Americans across the country will honor the thousands of men, women, and children who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We send our…

OC Republican Congressional Delegation Turns Their Backs on 9/11 Heroes

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4zwCMf8dsc[/youtube] Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York is to be commended for showing the backbone so many Congressional Democrats seem to lack from time to time.  With the House of Representatives trying to re-open the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund for 9/11 first responders whose health has been affected. and keep it open through 2031, the Republicans blocked…

9/11 Seven Years Later. Are We Safer Today?

In a word.  No. Bin Laden is still at large in spite of a multi-million dollar reward and John McCain’s claim that he’ll follow Bin Laden to the Gates of Hell is short on specifics, especially if Bin Laden is still in Pakistan. Al Qaeda, though weaker, is still a large terrorist organization.  The Taliban…