9/11

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Many Rhode Islanders marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks at a ceremony at the statehouse today.

On hand were elected officials, members of the state’s police and fire units, as well as victims’ family members. Pat Nassaney, the father of Shawn Nassaney, who died on United Airlines Flight 175, which struck the south tower of the World Trade Center, addressed the crowd.

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Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. The day will be observed with a solemn ceremony at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport.

The ceremony will honor eleven fallen Naval War College students and alumni who were killed on September 11, 2001.  It will feature a wreath laying and music from the Navy Band.

Speakers include U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel William Bestermann who participated in search and rescue efforts following the 9/11 attacks.

On this solemn anniversary, an update on the terrible costs of war, including the toll on veterans’ and their families’ lives, from the Brown University-based “Costs of War” project. The ongoing project taps academics of all stripes to tally up the myriad costs of post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations, from the invisible and previously unaccounted for costs to taxpayers to the vastly under-reported costs in civilian lives, economies, and environments.