Remembering the victims and heroes of that dark day six years ago

Sept. 11, 2001, memorials and more homework helpers highlight today's edition of Net Notes.

Chances are you know exactly where you were and what you were doing six years ago today when you heard the news of the terrorist airplane hijacking attacks on our country. A lot has happened since that day, and much effort has gone into memorializing the victims.

From Ground Zero to the Pentagon to a field outside of Shanksville, Pa., and beyond, Americans are building memorials to the 2,974 immediate victims and fallen rescuers. Thanks to some incredible Web sites, you don't need to trek cross-country to see what's being done.

My favorite Sept. 11 memorial sites are:

National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum


The interactive time line is remarkable. It includes every significant milestone in the history of the World Trade Center, including details of the events on Sept. 11, 2001, and the earlier attack on Feb. 26, 1993. The museum is taking the show on the road with a national tour starting later this month. Visit the site for details and to learn how you can contribute to the fundraising effort.

Ground Zero Museum Workshop


The site features a collection of photographs of the recovery efforts in New York taken by Gary Marlon Suson, the official photographer of the Fire Department of New York. It gives you a glimpse of the 100 images on display at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop and the 230-plus images in Suson's book: "Requiem: Images of Ground Zero."

You can also buy tickets for the 90-minute tour of the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, located several blocks from the World Trade Center site.

The History Channel



The 9-11-01 section of the site is a must-visit for anyone looking for details from each of the attack locations.

Shifting gears to my call for more homework helper sites, I have a few more to share.

Teacher Oz


Reader Karen Polak writes: "This is an awesome site. I have been using it for years in my teaching."



Book summaries are this site's forte.

Internet Public Library


Everything from presidents to science project ideas.

Math Forum


Trouble computing? Click here.

CNN Student News


Current events done right.

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