“Several area history teachers say 9/11 is included in their textbooks, but the details of the day have been summarized as time passes. Teachers must supplement their presentations with photographs, videos, news reports and oral histories to complete the picture of 9/11 for their students. The teachers’ memories of 9/11, though, are influenced by how old they were themselves when the attacks happened.” Read full story here.
Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, those memories touch American presidential history. Shortly after the attacks began, the most powerful man in the world, who had been informed of the World Trade Center explosions in a Florida classroom, was escorted to a runway and sent to the safest place his handlers could think of: the open sky. For full story click here.
The National Park Service is turning to the best typists in Pennsylvania to help transcribe hundreds of hours of oral history recordings relating to the Flight 93 story. The Park Service said today it is working in partnership with the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association to finish transcriptions for its oral history project, which involves interviews with more than 800 people. The goal of the project is the long-term preservation of the individual and collective story of Flight 93 and the events around 9/11 for future generations, the park service said. For full story click here.