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This Year, People Flock to Ground Zero
On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands fled from the World Trade Center. One year later, thousands are flocking to it.

On First Anniversary, a Look Forward
As the morning of Sept. 11 broke, a nation that has spent a year in mourning looked back on tragedy and forward to the future.

New Yorkers Mark Sept. 11 in Prayer
Many New Yorkers passed up formal Sept. 11 ceremonies around the city for quiet reflection and prayer in churches, mosques, temples and synagogues.

Rebuilding Ground Zero an Emotional Issue
A year after the Sept. 11 attacks, New York City seems nowhere close to deciding how to rebuild the site of the World Trade Center.

Designers Back Rebuilding Chi at Ground Zero
Practitioners of the ancient Asian art of feng shui have ideas on what ought to go into, and what ought to be barred from, the reconstructed World Trade Center site.

On First Anniversary, a Look Forward
As the morning of Sept. 11 broke with the sounds of anthems, prayers, and choked-back tears, a nation that has spent a year in mourning looked back on tragedy and forward to the future.

New Yorkers Can't Forget Sept. 11
Though not all New Yorkers are taking part in the day's ceremonies, they all remember.

America Pauses to Remember
One year after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, services in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania honor the victims.

Nation Mourns as Victims' Names Are Read
Officials and family members read the names of the 2,801 husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and dear friends lost one year ago in the Twin Towers' collapse.

On First Anniversary, a Look Forward
The question on many minds Wednesday was: How will Sept. 11 be marked in the years to come?

New Yorkers Mark Sept. 11 in Prayer
Some chose quiet reflection or religious services to commemorate the first anniversary of Sept. 11.

Families Join Public in Mourning Flight 93 Victims
Thousands solemnly gather in a western Pennsylvania field to remember passengers and crew hailed as "citizen-soldiers."

This Year, People Flock to Ground Zero
On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands fled from the World Trade Center. One year later, thousands are flocking to it.

Alert Doesn't Scare Sept. 11 Mourners
Despite the terror alerts, visitors from afar share in the grief, sadness and heroism surrounding the anniversary.

Reflections From Ground Zero, a Year Later
A reporter reflects on the despair and tragedy of Sept. 11.

World Falls Silent One Year After Shock
Untold millions silently remember the moments that changed America forever.

Welles Crowther Gave His Life to Save Others
The 'man in the red bandanna' worked on the 104th floor of the WTC's South Tower, and he saved countless lives before the building collapsed.

Reporter Reflects on Ground Zero, a Year Later
The smell is still there, in pockets of air around the Pit, just as strong as it was last year -- the acrid, cloying smell of ash and burning plastic and wood and God knows what else.

Pentagon Families Persevere, Reflect
A total of 184 people perished in the explosion and ensuing inferno that occurred when a plane hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11 of last year.

Pop Culture's Progress Post-Sept. 11
The months that followed the attacks revealed a kinder, gentler entertainment world -- sort of.

Fox 411: How It Was in Greenwich Village
Roger Friedman looks back on how he and his loved ones spent Sept. 11, 2001.

Church Attendance Back to Normal
Like many of the initial post-attack phenomenon, the post-Sept. 11 surge in church attendance has since returned to normal.

Two WTC Survivors Struggle to Move On
Two individuals strive to find the meaning of their individual fortune in the scope of such massive disaster.

Sept. 11 Rumors Debunked 
The attacks sparked chaos and confusion across the globe, as well as wave after wave of rumors.

Despite Track Record, Mass Transit a Concern
Some urban dwellers say they still feel anxious about the possibility of a mass-transit attack.

Brit Hume Talks With Laura Bush
First lady talks to Fox News about how her life has changed since Sept. 11 and about how proud she is of how Americans reacted.

Sept. 11 Hits Bookstores
More than 100 titles on the terror attacks are due out this fall -- and virtually all booksellers have display tables dedicated to the subject.

Many Viewers to Tune Out Sept. 11 Coverage
Broadcasters are struggling to tastefully cover the one-year anniversary of 9/11. But,  will anyone be watching?

Were Civil Liberties a Casualty of 9/11?
The terror attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. have cast the very idea of freedom in a new light.

Celebrating American Patriotism
After the World Trade Center towers fell, American patriotism -- especially as symbolized by the country's flag -- soared.

Other Stories

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• News Media Focus on Terror Attacks Anniversary
• Bin Laden Stage Play a Hit in Rural India
• Bush Commemorates Sept. 11
• World Remembers Terror Attacks
• Carlos the Jackal: I'm Proud of Bin Laden
• Trade Center Memorial Unveiled
• Church Back to Normal After Serving Ground Zero Workers
• Media, Viewers Have Both Changed
• NYC Revises World Trade Center Death Toll to 2,801
• Attacks Mature, Transform Bush Presidency
• Attacks' Economic Impact Lingers
• Bush Ultimatum Made Friends, Enemies
• Justice Dept. Defends Terror Suspect Round-Up
• Psychological Fallout Remains


• Events Before to 9/11
• Sept. 11, 2001
• President Bush on 9/11
• Developments Since 9/11

Background Info

• List of Victims
• Partial List of Readers of Victims' Names
• Text of President Bush's Remarks at the Pentagon
• Text of House's Sept. 11 Resolution
• Heroes of Sept. 11
• Memorable Quotes 
• Bush Addresses the Nation, Sept. 20, 2001
• President Bush's Statement, Sept. 11, 2001
• Businesses Affected by 9/11


• Mother, Son Survive Together, Alone
• Bonds Between Twins Survive Terror, Death
• Bereaved Husband Heals By Helping Others
• Flashbacks to Terror
• Separated by Distance, Not Death
• Daughter Mourns Loss of Father
• A Life Together Cut Short
• Family, Friends Remember Lost Loved Ones
• One Couple's Last Journey Together
• New York Dreams Survive Terror Nightmare

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Polls
• Feeling Safe Is Not the Same as Winning

Sept. 11, 2002 Ceremonies

• Schedule of Events
• President Bush's Schedule
• The Declaration of Independence
• The Gettysburg Address
• The Four Freedoms