Patriotism & Unity
“That even in our shared grief and our shared fear and anxiety that–you look up at the Capitol building and realize that as difficult as the task would be, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Like this is, I had worked on the Hill for a long time. And this is kind of what all those years of work were meant to–it was we had an important job to do. So I think that’s what we felt. That’s what I felt that night.”
— Donna Mullins, May 23, 2011
Chief of Staff, Representative
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
of New Jersey
Speaking with the President
Speaker Hastert recounts his discussion with President George W. Bush about holding a Joint Session of Congress.
Memories of the House on September 12th
Description of the mood on the House Floor on September 12th.
Gathering at the Reflecting Pool on September 12th
Personal account of the candlelight vigil at the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
Joint Session and Resolve
Reflections on the Joint Session of Congress on September 20th.
Joint Session and Patriotism
Personal memories of the Joint Session of Congress on September 20th.