Groups spread their own message at 9/11 memorial service

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Protestor, Aiden Purcell, of Lakewood, N.J.wears a protest t-shirt with his views at the 9/11 memorial service today. Photo by Kait Richmond

Whether it’s prayer or a conspiracy theory groups tried to make their message heard.

Veterans return to ground zero

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Returning to Ground Zero for the first time since being deployed to the site two days after the Twin Towers fell, retired U.S. Army Sergeant Wilfredo Torres marveled at how different the area looked ten years later. Photo by Chris Palmer

Veterans at the remembrance ceremonies were eager to share stories of war, death, hardship and triumph.

Despite terror threats, thousands stream to ground zero

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Thousands streamed into lower Manhattan despite, and in some cases, in defiance of renewed threats of attack. (photo by Edna Ishayik)

Police patrols were beefed up by the thousands.

New York celebrates the death of Osama bin Laden

May 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in News, Special Reports | Leave A Comment »

Osama bin Laden speaks to a selected group of reporters in mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan .

Nearly ten years after the September 11 attacks and America‚Äôs subsequent invasion of Afghanistan, a U.S. Special Forces team has killed the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden. President Obama announced last night that the mastermind behind the attacks that killed thousands was shot to death yesterday during a U.S. raid of […]

Some mark 9/11 with cold beer, fond memories

September 13th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Features | 4 Comments »

An upturned fire captain's hat serves as a makeshift collection plate for the men of Ladder Company 143 gathered together at a packed O'Hara's Pub on Sept. 11th, 2010 to honor their fallen brothers with cold beers. Photo by Meredith Bennett-Smith

O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub near Ground Zero doubles as local watering hole and 9/11 memorial site.

Park51 protesters, supporters face off

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Park51 protesters, supporters face off

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Park51 Islamic cultural center gathered near Ground Zero to voice their opinions.

Tensions high on 9/11 anniversary

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Tensions high on 9/11 anniversary

As Americans marked the ninth anniversary of 9/11, one man lit a Quran on fire near Ground Zero.