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9/11: The legacy — how the attacks echo today

The memory of 9/11 is a common bond that most Americans carry today: Hundreds of thousands of people in Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and across rural southwestern Pennsylvania witnessed firsthand the 9/11 attacks; millions saw repeated video images of them. In these Monitor stories, we look at the statistics, report on the fear that reshaped democratic values, and find acts of kindness despite that fear and anger.

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    • September 11 Attacks
    • World Trade Center
    • New York City
    • Al-Qaeda
9/11: The legacy — how the attacks echo today
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    What does it mean to be American? How 9/11 changed one Queens family.

    What does it mean to be American? How 9/11 changed one Queens family.

    The 9/11 attacks wounded the American sense of identity, security, and even reality. The meaning of that day to three generations of a lively Queens family is a window on the evolving understanding of what it is to be an American.

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