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On September 11th, 2001 terrorists struck the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked airliner was crashed in a field near Shanksville, Penn., after a group of passengers rushed the cockpit to take the plane back. The attacks resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans. This attack challenged the way we celebrate our fundamental freedoms here in America.

One month later, The Acton Institute had its 11th Annual anniversary Dinner. The dinner featured a keynote address by journalist and political commentator, Tony Snow, as well as comments by Fr. Robert Sirico.

A New York firefighter tells his story of 9/11 

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