By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News
On a recent summer evening, Jim Laychak crouched down and plunged his hand into the small pool beneath a bench at the Pentagon Memorial to clear away tiny stones that had fallen into the water.
"There's his name," Laychak said as he rose, pointing to the words "David W. Laychak" engraved on the bench dedicated to his brother.
New York Social Diary
By Carol Joynt
In observance of the tenth anniversary of September 11, join millions of people across the country in helping others in need.
At home and throughout the world, US citizens today celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Independence of their nation. Vatican Radio’s Alessandro Gisotti is author most recently of an Italian-language volume called l'11 Settembre: una storia che continua – “September 11th, a story that goes on”, that takes an in-depth look at the ongoing struggles, victories and trials – great and small – of people and families touched by the Sept.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America with a display of objects on view Sept. 3 to Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a public program co-hosted with the National Building Museum, a Smithsonian Channel documentary, outreach to teachers through Thinkfinity.org and a special ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11.
Washington National Cathedral - 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Washington National Cathedral announces full weekend of events including interfaith prayer vigil, commemorative exhibit, youth event, commemorative concerts
9/11 Memorial of Maryland Design Team Reveals First Look at Monument Honoring 63 Marylanders Who Perished in Sept. 11 AttacksPress Release - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Maryland 9/11 Memorial
Mental Health Association of New York City
NEW YORK, NY – MHA-NYC (the Mental Health Association of New York City) announced that it has been awarded a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice to assist and support the 9-11 community in conjunction with the 10th anniversary.
By Ben Wolfgang / The Washington Times
The death of Osama bin Laden was the ultimate teachable moment, but it has left teachers, parents and educators scrambling to tell the story of Sept. 11 and the career of the world's most wanted terrorist to a new generation of schoolchildren — many of whom were not even born when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Basmattie Bishundat made a promise to her son, who was killed when American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon where he worked. She promised to her son that the day Osama bin Laden was caught – dead or alive – she would open a bottle of champagne for her son Kris Romeo Bishundat.
A letter saying Osama Bin Laden is dead and that the victims are not forgotten sits on the memorial bench for Lt. Col. Karen J. Wagner at the Pentagon Memorial. (Photo: Associated Press)