It's been ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, but Americans have not forgotten the heroes and villains of that day. These five famous figures will forever be associated with September 11, 2001.



James Zadroga

publication date: Friday, September 9, 2011

category: Controversy

clue: New York's finest served their city in its hour of need, but it took ten years to give thanks in his name

explanation: Zadroga was a police officer whose 2006 may or may not have been caused by particles inhaled during his work at Ground Zero. A law named after him that would may some medical expenses for 9/11 first responders was finally passed in 2011. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Betty Ong

publication date: Thursday, September 8, 2011

category: Victims

clue: Chinatown remembers the contributions its daughter made in the air on 9/11

explanation: Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines 11 who provided a detailed account of the hijacking by phone, was honored by her hometown neighborhood, San Francisco's Chinatown. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

publication date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

category: Terrorism

clue: the Kuwaiti architect of 9/11 and other plots might consider Cuba a permanent residence

explanation: Mohammed, main plotter of 9/11 and several other al-Qaeda attacks, had been in pre-trial custody at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for years at the time this goo was published. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Todd Beamer

publication date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

category: Victims

clue: like his fellow passengers on United 93, he knew when it was time to roll

explanation: Beamer was one of the passengers who engaged the terrorists on United 93 and forced the plane to the ground. His last known words to fellow passengers, heard on a call to his wife, were "let's roll," a phrase that he came to be associated with. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Osama bin Laden

publication date: Monday, September 5, 2011

category: Terrorism

clue: terrorist leader who got justice, ten years later

explanation: bin Laden was the leader of al-Qaeda, the terrorist group who committed the 9/11 attacks. He was killed in 2011. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Lori Lancaster


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