August 17, 2011
The National Archives Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Tragedy with a Panel Discussion and Document Display
Washington, DC…The National Archives will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy with a special month-long document display, and a panel discussion on Friday, September 9, at noon in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building. The event and display are free and open to the public. Program attendees should use the Special Events Entrance to the National Archives at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.
Panel Discussion: 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Friday, September 9, noon, McGowan Theater
Gordon Peterson, senior correspondent and anchor of ABC 7/WJLA TV news, moderates a program reflecting upon the extraordinary stories of unity, selflessness, and resilience as well as the efforts and reactions by the first responders to the tragic events of 9/11. Panelists include Lynn Spencer, author of Touching History: The Untold Story of Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11, Rick Newman, co-author of Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11, and Jim Dwyer, co-author of 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers. Book signings will follow the program.
Featured Document Display
September 1-30, 2011, East Rotunda Gallery
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the National Archives will displaytwo presidential speeches. The first from former President George W. Bush’s speech addressing the nation the night of September 11, 2001 (on loan from the George W. Bush Presidential Library), and the second is President Barack Obama’s speech from the night of May 1, 2011, announcing Osama bin Laden's death (on temporary loan from the White House).
Museum hours (through Labor Day) are 10 A.M. to 7 P.M., day after Labor Day through March 14, 2012, 10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., daily. The National Archives Building is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please email email@example.com or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, see the Calendar of Events online.
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