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Before signing a bill granting compensation to 9/11 first responders, President Donald Trump bragged that he had “spent a lot of time” with them in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The president told first responders that while he doesn't consider himself to be one of them, he was at the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, too.
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We must remember where we were those first few moments and ask where we want to go now -- as a people, as a society, as a country.
On that morning, I clearly remember where I was, what I was doing, and not believing what had just happened. I was 12 years old, young enough to question why, but old enough to understand.
"You showed me that 9/11 was not an end. It's a beginning."As his mom and I watched them playing in the water, a pod of dolphins
I woke up at the crack of dawn to catch a 6:45 AM flight from New York City to Pittsburgh for a business meeting, kissed my fiancé Adam goodbye, and jumped into a black Town Car. Then everything changed.
The promenade adjacent to the Gateway Plaza complex was draped by several very expansive emotional displays of flowers, spontaneous
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It is painful to me, and frankly a national disgrace, that we so mistreat those 9/11 first responders. Hundreds of them rushed into the fray. They followed their human instinct that was stronger in them than in most others to save lives, and it cost many their own lives.
I was honored to have been invited by New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan to attend the recent multi-faith prayer service at the World Trade Center with Pope Francis. It was a deeply moving experience and an example of how all of the world's faiths might work together toward humanity's common goals.
Ailing responders will still get care -- until the cash reserves run out.
I blog about how to have "aha" moments in your journaling and reflections so you can not only make a difference with your personal chit chat, but you can also make a mark with our public and professional conversations.
"For all our differences and disagreements, we can live in a world of peace."
The event will demonstrate, as Pope Francis has said, “the power of faith to battle hate.”
There comes a time in all of our lives when we need to live for something worth dying for. I'm in this fight for a Real Living Wage because I dream of a world where everyone makes a Living Wage and can return home to a warm hearth to break bread with their loved ones and revolutionary friends.
In the 24 hours after the attacks at the World Trade Center, I found myself sifting through video tape trying to find answers. As a documentary filmmaker, I was used to looking at terrible things, but always with some distance. This was my backyard.