September 12, 2011
Former President George W. Bush (from left), United States Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, former first lady Laura Bush, former President Bill Clinton and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the Flight 93 memorial dedication ceremonies Saturday in Shanksville, Pa.
— Megan Greco, GateHouse News Service

Former President George W. Bush (from left), United States Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, former first lady Laura Bush, former President Bill Clinton and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the Flight 93 memorial dedication ceremonies Saturday in Shanksville, Pa.

— Megan Greco, GateHouse News Service

September 12, 2011
A tribute left at the Flight 93 memorial’s Wall of Names Sunday in Shanksville, Pa.
— Megan Greco, GateHouse News Service

A tribute left at the Flight 93 memorial’s Wall of Names Sunday in Shanksville, Pa.

— Megan Greco, GateHouse News Service

September 12, 2011
“I need it. I need to talk about her. You talk to your friends about it  and they act like they want to move on, to get over it. But she’s still  so much a part of my life.” - Debora Bueton, speaking about her friend,  Joyce Ann Carpento, who died on the 83rd floor of the north tower.
— Greg Derr, GateHouse News Service

“I need it. I need to talk about her. You talk to your friends about it and they act like they want to move on, to get over it. But she’s still so much a part of my life.” - Debora Bueton, speaking about her friend, Joyce Ann Carpento, who died on the 83rd floor of the north tower.

— Greg Derr, GateHouse News Service

September 12, 2011
"Imagine 3,000 angels going to heaven at the same time. Both sides of those golden gates were open wide."

— Susan Juarbe, whose brother, Angel Juarbe, was a firefighter with Ladder 12

September 12, 2011
9/11 memorial opens to public

September 11, 2011
The weekend ends with a dash of hope

At Sunday night’s Concert for Hope, more than 1,000 heard soaring songs, words of fear turned into those of optimism, and a message from President Barack Obama that the nation has endured, and will continue to endure, through its struggles.

September 11, 2011
Evening service starting soon in D.C.

More than 1,000 people are filing into the Kennedy Center for the Washington National Cathedral’s A Call to Compassion commemoration. President Obama is scheduled to speak, and performances by Denyce Graves, Patti LaBelle and Alan Jackson are also on the program. — Sean F. Driscoll, GateHouse Media News Service

September 11, 2011
Remembering 9/11 through service

The HandsOn Greater DC Cares organization just wrapped up their three-hour service project binge at Freedom Plaza, in downtown D.C. just blocks from the White House. More than 50 service projects, mostly small, hands-on activities, were completed during that time. Although the sun was brutal, especially on the plaza’s stone surface, there were many eager volunteers there to help reframe Sept. 11 as a day of service in the country.

- Sean F. Driscoll, GateHouse Media News Service

September 11, 2011
Members of the Highland Elementary School children’s choir sing during the 9-11 anniversary ceremony in Braintree, MA

Members of the Highland Elementary School children’s choir sing during the 9-11 anniversary ceremony in Braintree, MA

September 11, 2011
Firefighters and members of the public stand still as a bell is rung at 1 pm to remember the 9-11 terrorism attacks, in Braintree, MA

Firefighters and members of the public stand still as a bell is rung at 1 pm to remember the 9-11 terrorism attacks, in Braintree, MA