Fire stations throughout the Chicago area marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, with the ringing of bells, and recollections of where people were on the day of the terrorist attacks.
Ellen Saracini’s husband, Victor, was the pilot of United Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11.
The thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.
For years, west suburban Naperville has hosted a 9/11 commemoration on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This year was no different, although the crowd heard from a survivor of the Trade Center attack.
Dan Shanower, a 40-year-old U.S. Navy commander, was among the 183 killed when terrorists slammed a plane into the Pentagon where he worked.
The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast may have been felt here in Chicago.
There is a picture going around the internet that is supposed to be Osama bin Laden, taken after he was killed.