60-Second Symposium: Remembering 9/11

Those who witnessed the events of Sept. 11 will never forget them, even if they wish to. How can we commemorate one of the darkest days in American history? TIME asked some visionaries and populists how to mark a day like no other

STEVEN SPIELBERG, film director Every Sept. 11, at 8:45 a.m, the nation should pause for as many seconds as the number of souls who lost their lives--perhaps 5,000 seconds of silence, contemplation and prayer. We should erect memorials from some of the fragmented remains of masonry and steel. Schools should declare it World Tolerance Education Day.


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