On PR Newswire: 9/11 Anniversary Round-Up; Travel & Leisure Names Best Destinations; U.S. Crops Forecast

This coming Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Here are some of the most newsworthy releases about those attacks:


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USO Statement on 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

The following is a statement from Dr. J.D. Crouch II, CEO and president of the United Service Organizations (USO) about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “This week marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — a day that forever changed our country.  It is also a time when we think about how military conflicts have shaped much of the USO’s mission over the last two decades.”

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9/11 Day Announces Worldwide Television Special in Tribute for 20-Year Remembrance of 9/11 to Air Exclusively on CNN at 7 P.M. EDT

In observance of the 20-year remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the nonprofit 9/11 Day today (Sept. 2) announced plans to air a 1-hour national television special entitled Shine a Light.  The program will air the evening of Sept. 11, 2021, at 7 p.m. EDT.  9/11 Day, founded in 2002, created and annually organizes the federally recognized September 11 National Day of Service & Remembrance (known widely as “9/11 Day”).

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Decades After Toxic Exposure, 9/11 First Responders May Still Lower Their Risk of Lung Injury

Losing weight and treating excess levels of fat in the blood may help prevent lung disease in firefighters exposed to dangerous levels of fine particles from fire, smoke, and toxic chemicals on Sept. 11, 2001, a new study shows.

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BAY2BROOKLYN2021: Veterans and Firefighters Cycle Cross-Country in Honor of the Lives Lost on Sept. 11, 2001

On Aug. 1, 2021, a group of cyclists left Santa Clara, Calif. for the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to officially start a 3,800-mile ride across America.  The goal is to arrive in New York City and the Brooklyn Bridge in time for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.


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NAMI Is Here to Help for Feelings of Trauma, as Anniversary of 9/11 Approaches

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today (Sept. 8) released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:  “This week, we solemnly remember the thousands we lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and we offer our lasting thanks to the helpers and heroes of that day and the days that followed.”

And here are some of the most newsworthy releases of the past week:


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Charleston Is Top-Ranked U.S. City and San Miguel de Allende Named Best City Overall In 26th Annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Meredith Corp.’s Travel + Leisure announces the results of the World’s Best Awards 2021 readers’ survey, revealing the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe, from cities, islands and hotels to cruise lines, airlines, airports and more.  The complete survey results are featured now on TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best and in the October issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands Sept. 17.


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Barchart Raises U.S. Crop Production Forecasts and Cuts Canadian Estimates

Barchart, a leading provider of data services, software and technology to global commodity buyers, agriculture, and the food supply chain, has released their September 2021 Yield and Production forecasts for U.S. and Canadian field crops.  This latest report indicates an increase in U.S. crop production for both corn, soybeans and hard red winter wheat, while Canadian production forecasts are showing a decrease for spring wheat and soybeans.



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SkillPointe Reveals Top 25 Jobs That Do Not Require College Degrees

SkillPointe, the authority on skill-based careers requiring two years or less of training, today announced its first SkillPointe Job Score Report. SkillPointe’s mission is to celebrate and reward skilled trade and non-degree professionals by helping them discover the best career options, find local training at community colleges or trade schools, and search open jobs from local employers who are hiring now.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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