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9/11: Ten Years Later

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, 9/11 has come to mean many different things to many different people. Over the years, kids and adults have shared their stories and memories of 9/11 with the Kid Reporters. A selection of them are highlighted in this Special Report.

But as America marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps looks back at the day itself. Kid Reporters Jacob Schroeder and Topanga Sena talk with President Barack Obama about his memories of 9/11 and how he talks to his daughters about that day. Kid Reporter Grace McManus interviews Emily Sussell, who was just starting 6th grade at a school in lower Manhattan when planes were flown into the Twin Towers. Kid Reporter Cecilia Gault talks to journalist Geraldine Baum about her experience covering 9/11 for the Los Angeles Times. And Kid Reporter Nick Berray explores the 9/11 artifacts on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

Articles

Ten Years After 9/11
Ten Years After 9/11
by Jacob Schroeder and Topanga Sena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | August23,2011
President Barack Obama talks with Kid Reporters Jacob Schroeder and Topanga Sena about the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Memories of 9/11, Ten Years Later
Memories of 9/11, Ten Years Later
by Grace McManus
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September8,2011
On September 11, 2001, Emily Sussell in her fourth day of 6th grade at Intermediate School 89, just four blocks away from the World Trade Center. Everyone thought it was just another normal day -- until a loud crash shook the school building.
A Journalist Looks Back
A Journalist Looks Back
by Cecilia Gault
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September9,2011
On 9/11, Geraldine Baum was a Los Angeles Times writer based in New York. When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, she rushed to the scene to cover the story. On the tenth anniversary of the attacks, she looks back on the experience.
Fragments of 9/11
Fragments of 9/11
by Nick Berray
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September8,2011
Washington, D.C., has been a buzz of activity as the capital city prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. One of the most noted events in the area is September 11: Bearing Witness to History at the Smithsonian Institute.
9/11 from the Perspective of a Young Arab-American
9/11 from the Perspective of a Young Arab-American
by Charlie Kadado
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September8,2011
As a young American Middle Eastern, Kid Reporter Charlie Kadado was raised to appreciate his heritage and exhibit his American pride. But after the attacks on 9/11, he and his family became confused by the misconceptions of his race.
Finding Comfort in Art
Finding Comfort in Art
by Fred Hechinger
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September9,2011
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is taking part in New York City remembrance of 9/11 with its exhibition of the 9/11 Peace Story Quilt. The quilt was created by artist Faith Ringgold and New York City students ages 11-19.
"Justice Has Been Done"
"Justice Has Been Done"
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | May2,2011
Osama bin LadenThe man behind the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil has been killed, President Barack Obama announced from the White House on Sunday. The announcement came at 11:30 p.m. ET from a somber President in the East Wing.
Thoughts From Ground Zero
Thoughts From Ground Zero
by Cecilia Gault
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | May3,2011
Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan became a major gathering place for thousands of people from almost the minute President Barack Obama announced the death of al Queda leader Osama bin Laden Sunday night.
America Reacts
America Reacts
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | May6,2011
A day after news that al Qaeda leader and terrorist Osama bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. military operation, Scholastic News Kid Reporters around the nation sought responses to the event.
September 11, Nine Years Later
September 11, Nine Years Later
by Grace McManus
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September9,2010
Some people see the site of the World Trade Center as a place of sadness. Others see it as a place for rebuilding and rebirth. When Kid Reporter Grace McManus visited on a hot day this summer, she saw it as both.
Victims of 9/11 Honored
Victims of 9/11 Honored
by Shelby Fallin
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September10,2009
Jeff Cox, a 15-year-old Eagle Scout from Windermere, Florida, wants to give people in his community a way to honor the victims of 9/11 every day: He decided to bring a piece of the World Trade Center buildings to his hometown for a memorial.
Pentagon Memorial Unveiled
Pentagon Memorial Unveiled
by Madison Hartke-Weber
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September15,2008
Each of the 184 victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on 9/11 were honored with a bench in a two-acre park, the Pentagon's mew 9/11 memorial, on the 7th anniversary of when a plane struck the world's largest office building.
Remembering 9/11/01
Remembering 9/11/01
by Danielle Azzolina and Dante A. Ciampaglia
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September11,2008
Just blocks away from Ground Zero, former President Bill Clinton spoke to a gathering of survivors and family members of victims of September 11 at the Voices of September 11th Day of Remembrance in New York City on Wednesday.
Not Kidding Around
Not Kidding Around
by Kayleigh Bondor
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September2,2008
Colton Lockner was only 9 years old when he read about America Supports You Freedom Walks. Now, at 11, Colton has set up three walks. They will be held in Lake Milton, Sebring, and Canton; all are cities in Ohio.
Remembering 9/11
Remembering 9/11
by Caitlin Wardlow
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September2,2008
The America Supports You Freedom Walks program is entering its fourth year. Freedom Walks are organized walks that take place throughout the country to remember a tragic event in U.S. history: the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Walking to Remember
Walking to Remember
by Hayley Livingston
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September2,2008
Fast approaching is the seventh anniversary of a day in history that will never be forgotten: Sept. 11, 2001. Helping to honor those who died, as well as those still fighting for our freedom, is 14-year-old Joey Rizzolo.
Praise from the Pentagon
Praise from the Pentagon
by Madison Hartke-Weber
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | May22,2008
Seventh-grader Joey Rizzolo has walked his way into quite an award. On May 6, the 13-year-old was honored with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for organizing a "freedom walk" in his hometown of Paramus.
How Will You Remember?
How Will You Remember?
by Kajal Jani
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September11,2007
How will you remember the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? In Paramus, New Jersey, more than 300 people joined in a Freedom Walk to remember those who are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Remembering 9/11
Remembering 9/11
by Juliette Kessler
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September10,2007
Six years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the anniversary of the event stirs memories for a Kid Reporter who was there.
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