Sept. 11 Anniversary Offers a Pause Amid the Clamor

NYT FDMAGGIE HABERMAN Friday, September 11, 2015

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Good morning on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, 14 years later. CNN has released its lineupfor the Republican debate next week: Carly Fiorina will be promoted to the prime-time event, and the soft-spoken Ben Carson will share center stage withDonald J. Trump, offering a split-screen study in contrasts of the current Republican front-runners. But that is for next week. On Friday, there will be a relative break from the typical campaign noise as candidates and public officials attend memorials and read the names of the dead.
For 14 years, politics has been postponed on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Pentagon and the World Trade Center that killed nearly 3,000 people and changed the country. This year is no exception.
There will be few direct campaign events. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who as the junior senator from New York routinely took part in the anniversary ceremonies in Lower Manhattan, will have no public schedule. Bill Clinton, who has worked to raise money for the memorial for the victims of United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa., also has no public schedule.
George W. Bush will be in Dallas, honoring the day at an exhibit at his presidential museum. Jeb Bush will read the names of those killed in the attacks at a ceremony in New Hampshire.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will take part in a ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan.