Here’s the lede to the Boston Herald’s main story on September 12, 2001:

Suicidal terrorists hijacked airliners and launched the bloodiest unprovoked attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor yesterday, killing thousands, obliterating New York’s twin World Trade Center towers, crippling the Pentagon and forever scarring America’s sense of national security.

I guess some would argue that it was provoked. I enjoyed working for a newspaper that didn’t share those doubts.

May we never forget.

UPDATE: Instapundit posted a couple of photos that are good reminders of that day.