By Brendan Loy
Depending on your time zone, it is, or soon will be, September 11, 2011 — ten years since the atrocity. Above is a photo of the Jason Dahl memorial in the Ken Caryl section of Littleton. The pilot of United 93 was living in Ken Caryl in September 2001, and there’s a nice little roadside memorial in his honor. I took the girls there this afternoon, and we left flowers and a flag.
Speaking of United 93, you absolutely must read this Washington Post story about the pilots who were tasked with bringing that plane down if necessary.
Anyway… I’ve set up a special homepage for the day, but for those who click through to this post, here are a few links:
• A full account of my memories of September 11, 2001, written up last year for my “Defining Days of the Decade” series.
• My wake-up call from Becky on 9/11.
• My montage of speeches about 9/11 set to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
• The USC Daily Trojan’s online collection of the USC community’s stories of 9/11. I submitted, and they published, an excerpt from my “Defining Days” post — and now I feel very old, as it’s surrounded by accounts of current USC students who were in elementary school on 9/11.
• Photos of NYC on the second anniversary of 9/11, when I shot the “Tribute in Light” picture in the blog’s current masthead.
• Photos of my June 3, 2001 trip to the WTC — exactly 100 days before 9/11.