The Darkest Day

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Part 1: First-hand accounts, vantage points of Sept. 11

Todd Scher, 14, and his classmates had heard American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the North Tower at 8:46 a.m. The school, which sits near the Hudson River, had an unobstructed view of something the students will never forget.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 04:31am EDT
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Part 2: Confusion in the air, terror on the ground

While President George W. Bush criss-crossed the country without full knowledge of the facts unfolding on the ground, time seemed to stand still on Sept. 11, 2001 at a high school in New York.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 04:16am EDT
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Part 3: Escaping from the fires of a deadly attack

At 9:34 a.m., John Yates says he and his co-workers were "standing around in conversation about what was unfolding in New York," oblivious to the fact that they were seconds away from an attack on the Pentagon.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 04:08am EDT
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Part 4: A staggered America regroups

After being staggered by four blows from al-Qaida, other parts of the country were starting to regain composure and respond.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 06:43am EDT
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After the Darkest Day: A personal note from J.J. Green

The 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks have ushered in new national security technologies, ideas, faces and threats. The pace of terror attacks have not stopped or even slowed around the world.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 03:36pm EDT

First-person perspective: Leonie Voss

Former WTOP National Security intern Leonie Voss shares her memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 03:10pm EDT

Media backed case for war after Sept. 11

Leonie Voss reports.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 06:34am EDT

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First-person perspective: Brent Scher

Former WTOP National Security intern Brent Scher shares his memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 01:49pm EDT

First-person perspective: Sara Gilgore

Former WTOP National Security intern Sara Gilgore shares her memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 01:49pm EDT

Remembering where you were and looking at security now

Sara Gilgore reports.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 06:55am EDT

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First-person perspective: Verena Hepperle

Former WTOP National Security intern Verena Hepperle shares her memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 01:54pm EDT

Terror attacks and their impact on birthdays

Verena Hepperle reports.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 07:01am EDT

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Epilogue: The recovery from the darkest day

The cadence of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" thumped in the background as more than 1600 people looked on at the Pentagon memorial. On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, 1200 family members of victims of the attack on the Pentagon were among those in attendance. While time heals all wounds, often, some linger.

Sunday - 09/11/2011, 03:28pm EDT