America did its best to stagger back to its feet after the last, dark week, tending to everything from the national finances to the national pastime, but it couldn't avoid a few stumbles.
As Wall Street traders tried to shore up the plummeting stock market, New Yorkers gaped at their amputated skyline and the armed forces prepared for a possible war, the rest of the U.S. did its best to recover the America they knew only last week.
But a quick glance at events around the country seemed to prove only one thing: America isn't ready to embrace the old routine again.
In Pittsburgh, not far from the husk of the jetliner that crashed, the National League's Pirates and the New York Mets were to meet after Major League Baseball's longest non-labor related hiatus since 1918.
MLB had halted all of last week's games after the assault. Six games will be played tonight.
But the players will be wearing American flags on their caps and uniforms, and "God Bless America" will replace the traditional "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at the seventh-inning stretch.
Pirates' catcher Jason Kendall said the players might physically be on the baseball field, but their minds will be elsewhere.
Fans attending the Colorado Rockies' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks faced new security measures at Coors Field in Denver. Coolers and hard-sided containers were banned, all bags were subject to a search at the gate and fans were forbidden from returning once they left the park.
"There is too much going on to worry about it," first baseman Todd Helton said of the added security measures. "We ought to be glad we are just playing."
The Rockies have proposed that their four-game series in Montreal this week be moved to Denver and used as a fund-raiser for the victims of last week's terrorist attacks.
"It just seems like to us, there are concerns for our players traveling to Canada and with the security problems in general, we felt it was something worth looking into," Rockies owner Jerry McMorris said Sunday. "And it seems like we could draw some pretty nice crowds if everybody knew it would benefit the victims where Montreal recently has drawn some smaller crowds."
The National Football League was leaning toward trying to play a full 16-game regular season, with the players association considering having players donate one game's paycheck to victims of the attack.
The 34th Ryder Cup golf tournament, however, has been postponed for one year.
Arizona's children sold cookies and offered their piggy banks and stuffed animals to help the victims. A 13-year-old girl, Aimee Wood, and her 11-year-old sister, Sara, started a children-only fund-raiser called "911-A Call for Help."
In Hawaii, home to Pearl Harbor, whose 1941 attack is being compared to Tuesday's attacks, politicians organized a "Stand Up for America" parade Saturday.
At McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, military pilots Korey Watkins and Tim Vaughn, quickly moved up the wedding they'd planned for next Tuesday and were married over the weekend.
Watkins, who expects to be sent overseas any day, recalled that the last time something like that happened, for the air war over Sebia, she was gone for 125 days.
The tragedy even affected the halls of art. The Baltimore Museum of Art has removed a painting that features the word "terrorist" after patrons complained, a security guard said.
In Fridley, Minn., U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton apologized to the staff, students and parents at the state's only Islamic school for any harassment the state's Muslims have suffered after the attacks.
"You are just as much American as I am or anyone else," Dayton told about 50 students, parents, workers and volunteers on Sunday.
Dozens of anti-Arab attacks have been reported across the country and bias may have been involved in the murder of a Sikh man in Arizona who may have been mistaken for someone of Middle Eastern descent.
The terrorist attacks have also created a run on the "Stars and Stripes," with retailers from Wal-Mart and Kmart to small hardware stores are fresh out. Wal-Mart has sold more than 250,000 flags in all shapes and sizes nationwide.
In some cases, the desire to fly flags has prompted outright theft. Sixteen of 19 American flags that were raised in Missoula, Mont., in memory of the victims of last week's terrorist attacks were stolen. In Fayetteville, Ga., a woman who had placed her late father's flag on her mailbox discovered the family heirloom missing Friday.
Outside St. Louis, Molly Pointer found a way around the scarcity of flags. She and her brother painted a giant American flag on the roof of their home in the suburb of Florissant.