September 11 Anniversary

Co-Chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11: Re-Open 9/11 Investigation Now

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-graham/911-saudi-arabia_b_1868863.html

The passage of time since September 11, 2001, has not diminished the distrust many of us feel surrounding the official story of how 9/11 happened and, more specifically, who financed and supported it. After eleven years, the time has come for the families of the victims, the survivors and all Americans to get the whole story behind 9/11.

Yet the story of who may have facilitated the 19 hijackers and the infrastructure that supported the attacks -- a crucial element of the narrative -- has not been told. The pieces we do have underscore how much more remains unknown.

Did the hijackers execute the plot alone, or did they have the support of forces other than the known leaders of al-Qaeda -- a network even -- that provided funds, assistance, and cover?

It is not merely a question of the need to complete the historical record. It is a matter of national security today.

TJ Gilmartin Denied Parade Honoring 9/11 First Responders

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/tj-gilmartin-denied-parad_n_1231845.html

TJ Gilmartin Denied Parade Honoring 9/11 First Responders

First Posted: 01/25/2012 5:04 pm Updated: 01/25/2012 5:04 pm

The city has denied a request from a disabled Ground Zero worker to organize a ticker-tape parade honoring 9/11 first responders.

51-year old TJ Gilmartin from Queens said that despite filing all the necessary paperwork and receiving support from community members, the city's lack of financial resources ultimately killed his chance at a permit.

Gilmartin went even further to say that first responders have never been properly thanked:

When everybody 10 years ago were running out of Manhattan, including probably most of the politicians, we went in and nobody has ever said thank you. I don't know what kind of game is being played, I'm sure police want the parade. It's called the 'Canyon of Heroes;' they've called us all heroes, so why can't we walk down that 'Canyon' just like the Giants are going to do.