The mission of is based on the fundamental philosophy and belief
that ALL living beings are sentient
and precious deserving our respect and protection.
Forever Changed

"When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic."

George Orwell,
20th-century English
journalist and novelist

Tolerance - Who Is and Is Not Our Enemy

I also want to speak tonight directly to Muslims throughout the world. We respect your faith. It's practiced freely by many millions of Americans and by millions more in countries that America counts as friends. Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blaspheme the name of Allah. The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends. It is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists and every government that supports them.

-- President George W. Bush, Jr.
addressing the Nation, September 20, 2001
Memorials | Remembrances | Tributes

September 11 Archive | Internet Remembrance Campaign | Terrorism: WTC
September 11th Memorial
| Women at Ground Zero | WTC Memorial Quilt
Teemings: In the Wake of Fire | 911 Memorial & 911 Memorial - WTC
WTC & Pentagon Memorial | | Tributes to 9-11 Victims
NYT: Portraits in Grief | After 9-11: Images of Ground Zero | SeptemberEleven.Net Remembering September 11 | The Pentagon Memorial Project
Pentagon Memorial Competition | Cantor Families Memorial
Running Toward Danger (Newseum) | A Tribute to Heros

News Stories | Historical Accounts | Anniversaries

A YEAR LATER : September 2002
America remembers September 11 | A year after September 11
A morning to remember | Miracles emerge from debris
Elevators were disaster within disaster | 21 trapped people improvised escapes
Excruciating wait nearly fatal | Plunge just the start of nightmare |
Inches decide life, death on 78th floor
| Delay meant death on 9/11
Desperation forced a horrific decision: burn or jump
Photo exhibits observe painful anniversary
'Everything' didn't change — but no one is the same


WTC: First-person account
Norma Walewski: 'I thought the debris would hit us'
Valerie Contrino: 'Cannot think of people at the WTC'
Cara LaTorre: 'We didn't know what to do'
Jaede Barg: 'Tragic Tuesday' changed the world
Phyllis Borgo: An angel was on my shoulder
Video: WTC worker Mark Jakubek helped free people trapped in an elevator

The man in the red bandanna
| On September 11: Final Words of Love
New York marks anniversary of tragedy


Terrorists Unleash Assault on U.S. | Nation Shuts Down as It Lives Its 'Darkest Day'
'I Saw Bodies Falling Out--Oh, God, Jumping, Falling' | NYC: A City Turned Upside Down
News from September 11,2001 | The Plot | Fall of the Towers
Graphics/Photos: The Day in Photos | After the Fall | The World Reacts
Aftermath Gallery | Complete Graphics Archive
| America at War: Audio & Video Archive

and News

Everything Changed : A personal account by a volunteer EMT (Sept 14, 2002)
September 11: A Nation Remembers -- (September 2002)
America Responds : 'Today Our Nation Saw Evil' -- Houston Chronicle
Response to Terror : A Changed America -- Los Angeles Times (The impact the 9-11 attacks)
September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Casualties -- Wikipedia (The Free Encyclopedia)
9.11 A Year Later -- KPIX-TV
One Year Later -- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canines at Ground Zero - Dogs in the News (Sept 17, 2001)
Videos | Music | Books --
Witness & Response : September 11 Acquisitions -- Library of Congress

Other Important | Useful | Informative Links

FBI: War on Terrorism | Most Wanted Terrorists (At Large)
USO / USO Care Packages | Operation Dear Abby - Writing our Troops
United States Air Force | Army | Coast Guard | Marine Corps | Navy | National Guard
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security | Avoid the Scams and Hoaxes
Snopes Urban Legends
Print the Flag
| Print Our | U.S. of A Flag Pics | American Flag Images

Mental Health Resources

Health Association

SECOND ANNIVERSARY - Coping with Tragedy

Coping with Disaster: Time for Reassurance | Coping with Loss
Coping with Disaster: Tips for College Students and Tips for Adults
Helping Your Workforce Cope and Return to Work | Helping Children Cope with Loss
Helping Children Handle Disaster-Related Anxiety | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Tips for Primary Care Physicians - Talking with your Patients about Trauma

Psychological Association
(APA) Help Center
Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for Recovering from Disasters & other Traumatic Events
Coping with Terrorism |
Reactions & Guidelines for Children following Trauma/Disaster
Resources on Coping with Traumatic Events | Coping with the Aftermath of a Disaster
Unresolved Grief: Many Families will have to Mourn Without a Body
Post-Attack Anxiety: Experts Offer Advice on How to Cope
With Fears in Aftermath of Terror Strikes
on Grief

American Red Cross: Why Do I Feel Like This? Coping with loss, children find comfort in each other

AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services
| Gift From Within |
Dealing with Grief | Trauma Information Pages | Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.
AARP's Coping with Grief and Loss | You Don't Get Over It...You Get Perspective
What We Can Learn From Our Nation's Grief | WidowNet | Loss by Traumatic Death

Helping the Bereaved | Coping with Tragedy

Helping the Bereaved: Rules of Grief Etiquette | When Words Won't Come - Listening Skills
Helping Your Partner Through Grief | Helping a Friend or Neighbor Cope With A Loss
Why Helping the Bereaved is So Difficult | What Can I Say? | Tips for Gentle Souls

Northern Virginia: Community Resilience Project

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We must not demean life by standing in awe of death."

David Sarnoff, Founder of National Broadcasting Network