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September 11th, 2011
11:50 PM ET

Reading to the President on 9/11

By Kim Segal, CNN Supervising Producer

It was not until Danyelle Green entered high school when she realized she was a part of history. When Green was seven years old, her elementary school class was asked to read for President George W. Bush.

"He shook a couple of our hands and we started reading," recalls Green, "Then a man came from the side door and whispered something in his ear and then he kind of got stunned."

The whisperer was President Bush's chief of staff Andrew Card. The whisper informed President Bush about the terrorist attack in New York City.

"It makes me feel important," Green now a high school senior told CNN's Don Lemon, "but for other people who lost loved ones and people they really care about, it was very sad."

Though they were too young to understand what was happening in the country, this Presidential visit created a special bond between the students from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Green says, "Each year while we were in elementary school, we went to the cafeteria and we pretty much went over what happened."

Green keeps in touch with most of her classmates. Like other children of 9/11, they have spent the last decade growing up and trying to move on. "We don't talk about it that much. We only talked about it this month," says Green.

This is the first time the well-adjusted teenager decided to talk extensively about the day she meet the President, a day that history will always remember her as a seven year old child.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
September 11th, 2011
04:19 PM ET

The World Remembers 9/11

While numerous ceremonies are under way in the United States, many countries have hosted their own events today commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. In this story on CNN.com, we bring you highlights from events around the world.
How have you marked the anniversary? What does it mean to you? Weigh in below, or at Facebook or Twitter.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
September 11th, 2011
02:23 PM ET

Celebrities' Eerie 9/11 Close Calls

CNN's Shanon Cook talks to CNN's Don Lemon about the eerie brushes with fate celebrities are now remembering about September 11, 2001.

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September 11th, 2011
04:18 AM ET

Private Grief vs. Public Art

Nadia Bilchik explains to T.J. Holmes why one of many 9/11 memorials around the world is upsetting family members of those who died ten years ago today.

Look for Nadia's segments weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom with T.J. Holmes.

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September 11th, 2011
04:11 AM ET

Managing Your Money

Should you save for the future or pay off debt now? Can you do both? Here's financial lifestyle coach Clyde Anderson.

Look for Clyde's segments in the 7 o'clock hour of CNN Saturday Mornings with T.J. Holmes.


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