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From the Skunk Ape to We Build the Wall, Sarasota has played a role in conspiracies both real and imagined.
How three journalists began to uncover Sarasota’s integral role in the events of that day—and how Sarasota might be the key to the true story of 9/11.
Secrets and Lies
Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham believes it does.
Real Estate Junkie
What did the hijackers do during that year they were in Sarasota for flight training? Who did they hang out with? What other clues are out there, strewn around town, yet to be discovered?
"I never talked to him about how he felt reading to the kids that day," the president's brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, recalls. "I’ll ask him at the 20th anniversary.”
Not only did America change, but so did the lives of the students and adults at Emma E. Booker Elementary School.
Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Twenty years later, local organizations are honoring them.
Reports of September's slowness have been greatly exaggerated.
Listening to Black Voices
On September 11, 2001, Lawrence was the highest-ranking officer at NYPD headquarters, just blocks from Ground Zero.
A ceremony and moment of silence will take place to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11.
Made in SRQ
The company produces around 5,000 recorders here each year.
Bob Plunket recounts his time with President George W. Bush in the hours leading up to the events of September 11, 2001.
Bush spoke to two sold-out and enthusiastic crowds.