Eleven years ago, on the morning of September 11, 2001, no one knew what the day ahead would bring. The front page of the morning edition of New York Times (at right) was a jumble of different stories, about the failing economy, the stem cell argument, the New York City mayoral election - even morning TV.
Too many times, members of the media fall back on the tired cliche about 9/11, that everything changed that day.
Many things did. Some did not.
While we hope the wounds caused by the attacks of 9/11 may fade someday, we hope no one ever forgets the important lessons Americans learned that day, about unity, cooperation, and what it really means to be Americans.
President Obama's Address at the Pentagon Memorial Service, Sept. 11, 2012
Vice President Biden's Address at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA, Sept. 11, 2012