A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001
History.com – On September 11th 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.
Survivors, Families Donate Memorabilia to 9/11 Museum
Victims’ families, survivors and rescuers come forward with personal items
JEMS.com | NEW YORK (AP) — After seeing the new National September 11 Memorial Museum, one victim's widow decided to donate one of her husband's FDNY paramedic shirts, karate uniforms and beloved baseball jersey.
A retired police detective gave the sole-scorched boots she wore while working amid the smoking wreckage of the twin towers.
A survivor contributed her World Trade Center worker ID, dust-coated clothes and the high-heeled shoes she shed going down 87 flights of stairs to safety, items she'd kept boxed in a basement for 13 years.
"I didn't think that this would be anything they would want," said JoAnne "JoJo" Capestro, the finance worker who gave her clothing. "But once I went in there, and I saw, I said, 'My clothes belong there.' ... I wanted to share it with people. I wanted them to see."
Since the museum's May opening, victims' families, survivors, rescue workers and others have come forward to add about 135 new gifts to its collection, chief curator Jan Seidler Ramirez said.
A Dose of Motivation
Michael Moshier – Motivational video depicting the life of a pontiac firefighter. Its not about the money, its the love of the job and the brotherhood. We leave our family in the morning only to pray we can return to them 24 hours later.
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A former firefighter, Buscemi produced new HBO documentary on FDNY
Wall Street Journal – Steve Buscemi was lounging on a therapist's couch in an old firehouse, two days after he'd wrapped up shooting "Boardwalk Empire," the TV drama he's starred in for the past five years. Then his mind turned, as it often does, to his days as a New York City firefighter.
Before becoming an actor, Mr. Buscemi worked for the Fire Department of New York for four years in the 1980s. Then 13 years ago, firefighters clearing debris at Ground Zero spotted someone among them who looked a lot like "the guy from 'Con Air.'" Now he has been working on the HBO documentary "A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY," which first airs Monday.
The documentary features vintage fire footage and scenes from the Sept. 11 terror attacks and Hurricane Sandy. For commentary on events in FDNY history, Mr. Buscemi and director Liz Garbus interviewed current and retired members of the force. One subject, Lt. Dennis Gordon, has known the actor since they lived on opposite sides of East 10th Street and spent their time outside the firehouse doing performance pieces with people like Laurie Anderson.
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