Community remembers 9/11
Friday, September 6, 2002

By Steven H. Foskett Jr.
Telegram & Gazette Staff

On Dec. 7, 1942, there seemed to be much too much going on in the world and in the area to stop and remember the year that had passed since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sure, there was mention of the marking of a year since the attack that drew the United States into World War II, and there were a few small ceremonies. But many news stories and editorials in The Evening Gazette that day centered around the war in Europe, and how quickly and efficiently the United States had crawled out of its isolationist closet to join the fray.
Rationing schedules were published, and pictures of local servicemen who had been recalled to active duty appeared throughout the paper.
These are different times, however. While the federal government still seems to be figuring out what direction its