President Barack Obama went to New York this week and led the official opening of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on the site of the old World Trade Center. It was an impressive ceremony for an equally impressive monument to the almost 3,000 people who were killed Sept. 11, 2001.
The attack that day on New York — and on the Pentagon and aboard the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania — ushered the U.S. into the age of terrorism. There had been smaller attacks in the U.S., of course, as well as major ones abroad. But Sept. 11 stunned the country like nothing since World War II, and we have been dealing with its consequences ever since.
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