September 10th, 2008
08:41 PM ET

ON THE RADAR: Thursday

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

Remembering 9/11 across the country and around the world:

RAW POLITICS: After Presidential Candidates John McCain and Barack Obama visit Ground Zero they will both take part in the "ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum” where they’ll discuss “service and civic engagement in the post-9/11, post-Katrina world.” The forum is hosted by Columbia University in New York City. PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff and Richard Stengel, managing editor of TIME magazine, will question the candidates separately about their definition of and the importance of service. The back-to-back interviews will take place in front of a live audience of September 11th family members, military veterans, and Columbia University students.

9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICE AT GROUND ZERO: The names of the 9/11 victims will be read at this official memorial ceremony.

PENTAGON MEMORIAL DEDICATION: The memorial for those who died at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 will be officially dedicated.

THE SEPTEMBER CONCERT: Cities around the country and the world are scheduled to hold free concerts in commemoration of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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  1. Randy

    Yes rememebr 9/11 and all the lives lost. And be greatful for the fact that we haven't been attacked since then. There is no coincidence that we went on the offense against radical islamists since then and we haven't been attacked then. Thank you George Bush for keeping us safe. Yes, you have even kept liberals safe even though they hate you with such a passion that should be reserved for evil like Hitler. Oh and spare me the comparisons to Hitler, no clear thinking person thinks Bush and Hitler are even remotely the same. It just shows the level of hatred liberals have.

    I was going to write something nice, but read the other comments and joined the liberals in the sewer.

    September 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  2. James

    First I want to remember all the good men and women who died on 9/11.

    2nd, I hope you will ask McCain about Bush's failed Middle East policy which is making the world LESS safe. And I hope you will push him on Bush's EXPLOITATION of 9/11 to destroy American civil liberties. The US should NEVER torture under any circumstances McCain originally stood against US torture and since then he has caved completely (as he has on so many things). Now McCain claims it is ok to torture people. Please ask him about this.

    September 11, 2008 at 11:32 am |
  3. jim kahrasie

    enough of this 9/11. its just being used an excuse to take away our liberties and police the rest of the world. lets keep things in perspective. more american soldiers have died in iraq than during the 9/11 attacks.
    more civillians have been killed in the last year in afghanistan than during the 9/11 attacks.
    and exponentially more innocent civillians have been killed than those that died during the 9/11 attacks.
    its healthy.

    September 11, 2008 at 10:45 am |
  4. Erica

    Remembering the morning that the good men and women who died in the twin towers and the those in the planes who fought back are never forgotten. The meaning of 9/11 is not just about the terrorists and the bewildering war our brave men and women are fighting even though that is how the Republican party is portraying it. If Bush had taken heed of the warnings we would not be in this mess and our men and women would not have suffered that day.

    9/11 is about the lives of those we lost that day and the way we held our heads high in the midst of hell. The war is just a side effect of this day and the deaths of our soldiers is just a "night terror" that we will never wake up from.

    Don't stop remembering 9/11; see 9/11 for what it means to you not what politicians and the media portray it as. 🙂

    September 11, 2008 at 12:09 am |
  5. Mindy from Lexington,

    I hope 9/11 is observed for the people who died that day, for the first responders, for all the volunteers who worked for months and years to help. It should only be a tribute to them. Obama and McCain need not let one minute of this day be about them, because its not. Have a moment of silence just for yourself to reflect, and be thankful for what you have, and to remember.

    September 10, 2008 at 11:30 pm |
  6. Francesca Michaels

    "Ignorance is as much a cruelty as intoxication, apathy is not a lesser crime, not facing up to injustice is a crime, silence in the wake of injustice is no less than the injustice itself." – Mukhtar Mai

    Life is not a joke; it is not sound bites; it requires no less than our commitment to do right by each other, and our own souls.

    September 10, 2008 at 11:06 pm |
  7. Lamont austin

    Its only been republicans who has used scare tactics of 911as a political tool so obviously repubs are the low-lifes of america.

    X-REPUB "I had to separate myself from the evil"

    September 10, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  8. jimmy jeter

    hey may is jimmy i live in killeen tx . why is everyone on obama when macain is getting away with these dirty tricks and i think that obama sould hit harder at macain but do it with his head up our country has problems i make about 20,000 ayear and pay two childs support . me and my wife and 2 kids live pay check to pay check there are other like use we need someone that does care for the people of this country . so obama has our vote.

    September 10, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  9. MW

    Lorie Ann – You said it perfectly.

    September 10, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  10. eric

    Grok, I looked up tool and it gave aka Grok.

    I'm not with the GOP or the Dems; I'm an independent. Obama attended Columbia for 2 years, and that is where the forum is being held. Yes, it was affectionally remembered by pastor wright.

    September 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  11. David Alexander

    Footmarks are not the issue. They are predominately infastrusture issues. I know some are not and should be line-itemed, which i had thought was standard by now. The issue is that they are not affordable now that the cost of rebuilding Iraq is a prioriety with the current admin and the republican ticket. Wake up America!

    September 10, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  12. liz

    Why aren't any of Joe Biden's speeches shown in the media lime light? Isn't he also campaigning?

    September 10, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  13. David

    Can anyone honestly say that they want republicans in office for any length of time???? Lipstick or not... The answer is NO. The people who vote for McCain / Palin is exactly why we have an electoral college.

    September 10, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  14. maureen o. apple valley, california

    I still remember that day like it was yesturday. I still can not believe it actually happened. The night before I fell asleep with the t.v. on. That morning I woke up to see the second plane go into the second tower, I cried and prayed that I was only dreaming went back to sleep hoping when I woke up that it would only be a bad dream. Then I woke up and realized my so called bad dream was a living nightmare.

    September 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  15. Grok


    Good job being a tool. I know that you are echoing the level of discourse you see from the GOP on a daily basis, but surely you can do better?

    Similar to remembrance day, 9/11 is pretty much a special day to everyone.

    September 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
  16. Edward Watson, Long Island. NY

    To me 9-11 lost it meaning about 5 or 6 years ago, these so-called politicians have used it meaning up. when ever they are in trouble or want to change people of Important Issues it's one of the first things that come out their mouths. 9-11 do not belongs to anyone party as not the flag of this country. All those souls or lives lost on that day 7 years ago It should EVER be politicized for any reason. We lost just about 3,000 fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles . It should be use to remember them only those who was lost in the towers, in the fields and at the pentagon and not for anyone politician jackass.

    September 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm |
  17. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I hope we can all remember that tomorrow is a day to reflect and pay respect to those who died. 911 did happen and we must never lose sight of the pain that inflicted on all of America.

    Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif.

    September 10, 2008 at 9:01 pm |
  18. eric

    Hopefully it will be about 9/11 and not a rally for Obama's alumni.

    September 10, 2008 at 9:01 pm |
  19. xtina, chicago IL

    Thanks to the dedicated and wonderful men and women of the United States military who keep up safe every day of the year. Thanks to all veterans who have sacrificed for us, some who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

    To all the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines , Airmen, Coasties, police firefighters, and rescue workers who put their country and fellow Americans before their own comfort, we appreciate you and owe you a debt that can never be repaid.

    September 10, 2008 at 8:49 pm |