White House Issues Guidelines for 9/11 Commemorations

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial and Museum 9/11 Memorial and Museum (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The Obama administration has quietly released two sets of guidelines to government officials in the U.S. and abroad on how to commemorate the tenth anniversary 9/11 terrorist attacks. The guidelines seek to remind Americans that many other nations around the globe have faced terrorist attacks of their own in the last 10 years, while underscoring themes of public service and remembrance. The document, which was forwarded to all federal agencies, also highlights what the government has done to prevent another terrorist attack.

Eric Schmitt, terrorism correspondent for The New York Times, and author of "Counterstrike: the Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda," reported on the guidelines in today's paper.

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