Remembering September 11
Miller Center resources to understand the terror attacks and their aftermath
Miller Center events
Zelikow on 9/11
Philip Zelikow was the Center's director when the attacks occurred; he went on to lead the 9/11 Commission before returning to Grounds
Presidential oral history: Memories of 9/11
‘The first concern was not to scare the kids’
Harriet Miers was with President Bush at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, when the first plane hit the World Trade Center
‘You're authorized to go to DEFCON 3’
Ari Fleischer, the Bush administration press secretary, recalled the president's decisions aboard Air Force One on the day of the attacks
‘It transformed the country’
Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) was the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 11
The presidency and endless war
President Biden has announced that U.S. troops will withdraw completely from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The 2020 William and Carol Stevenson Conference looked at the roots, management, and direction of America's so-called “endless wars.” Panelists considered the political, legal, military, cultural, and governance implications of remaining engaged in these indefinite conflicts.
A September 11 timeline
UVA undergraduate and Miller Center intern Katherine Huiskes summarizes the events of 9/11
George W. Bush: September 11, 2001
President Bush addressed the nation on the night of the attacks in a defining moment of his presidency
George W. Bush: September 22, 2001
Eleven days after the attacks, President Bush informed the American people about the nation's response
George W. Bush: March 19, 2008
As the end of his presidency neared, President Bush assessed the "war on terror"
‘Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden’
Only a week before the 9/11 attacks, Peter Bergen turned in the manuscript of Holy War, Inc., the story of Osama Bin Laden and his declaration of war on America. Just more than a decade later, Bergen visited the Miller Center to discuss Manhunt, in which he picks up the thread with a taut account of the pursuit and eventual killing of the terrorist.