Baker University Minister Ira DeSpain was on the Baldwin City campus when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks took place in 2001. He remembers students gathering in Osborne Chapel that evening to mourn and pray as a community.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, then a U.S. representative, visited ground zero.
Determined never to forget but perhaps ready to move on, the nation gently handed Sept. 11 over to history Sunday and etched its memory on a new generation. A stark memorial took its place where twin towers once stood, and the names of the lost resounded from children too young to remember terror from a decade ago.
As the nation reflected on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, local community and religious leaders honored the victims and urged Lawrence residents to overcome their fears inflicted by the tragedy.
Ten years on, Americans come together today where the World Trade Center soared, where the Pentagon stands as a fortress once breached, where United Airlines Flight 93 knifed into the earth.
Ahmed Jakmouj was just 6 weeks old on 9/11. “Change his name,” a family friend begged Ahmed’s parents. “Don’t make his life harder.”
In the weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, journalism professor Sharon Bass spent weeks living with the visual coverage of the destruction.
Twice a year for the past five years I’ve been visiting Southwest Middle School teacher Sally Landoll’s class of eighth-graders to do mock interviews. The object is for the students to get a sense of what it’s like to apply for a job.
Jake and Katherine Robinson were teenagers during the 9/11 attacks, a few years away from high school graduation. But the day would affect both of their futures — and would lead to an unusual love story.
Carrying Bibles and singing “Amazing Grace,” a group of pastors knelt on the street outside ground zero on Saturday to protest New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision not to include a clergy-led prayer in the ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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LJWorld.com editor Whitney Mathews happened to be visiting friends in New York City when news broke that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Monday, May 2, 2011, she visited Ground Zero. Dozens of news organizations and onlookers were completely or partially blocking streets near the former site of the World Trade Center's twin towers. Police officers attempted to keep crowds and traffic moving through the packed intersections.
The Collegiate Veterans Association at KU held a candlelight vigil Thursday night to honor those who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the soldiers who have died in combat since that day.
The nation marks the seven year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Right here on the KU campus, a memorial helps the people of Lawrence and visitors remember that horrific day.
The seven year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks also proved to be an emotional day at Fort Riley.
Seven years to the hour after terrorists crashed a hijacked jetliner into the Pentagon - a memorial to the 184 victims was formally unveiled at the site of the deadly attack.
Americans prepare to mark a somber anniversary today. September 11, 2001, is a day that is seared into the memory of the American people. And on the 7th anniversary of that tragedy, some local pilots are taking to the sky to add their touch to a day full of remembrance.
A two-hour vigil helped them honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Julia Groeblacher, KU Young Democrats president, talks about the 9-11 vigil held on Wescoe Beach.