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The Bush Center Remembers September 11th

September 11, 2013 by Hannah Abney

Today, on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will host a variety of special programs, including an exhibit featuring documents and artifacts pertaining to September 11th that have never been displayed before. 

Artifacts and documents will include: 

  • A block of granite from the World Trade Center;
  • A book of memories from the children of Booker Elementary School;
  • Challenge coins from NYFD and the Pentagon;
  • A book of condolences from throughout the world;
  • A lapel pin President Bush wore when touring the Pentagon after 9/11;
  • The American Flag that flew over the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on 9/11;
  • Programs from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance at The National Cathedral, Sept. 14, 2001;
  • Programs from the President's address to the joint session of 107th Congress on Sept. 20, 2001; and, 
  • A family condolence message sent by President and Mrs. Bush to the families of the victims.

Throughout the day, the Bush Library and Museum will screen three films: George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview; 9/11; and, 102 Minutes that Changed America.  

If you are in the Dallas area, please visit the Bush Center and join us in remembering those who lost their lives that day, or post your memories on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #neverforget. 


Hannah Abney
Hannah Abney

Hannah Abney directs strategic communications and messaging for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, leading a team responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that help advance the Bush Center’s work in developing leaders, fostering policy, and taking action to save and change lives.

Prior to joining the Bush Center, she led public relations activities for consumer and non-profit brands at The Richards Group.  Abney also led communications efforts  at a national retail trade association in Washington, DC, and served in the George W. Bush Administration in the Vice President’s Office.

A native of Milwaukee, WI, she is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University (B.A., Music) and lives in Dallas with her husband and young sons. 

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