The US State Department issued the following statement: “While we have not identified any specific threats from al-Qa’ida affiliates and allies to attack the United States or our interests on the 9/11 anniversary, U.S. citizens should be aware that al-Qa’ida affiliates and allies have demonstrated the intent and capability to carry out attacks against the United States and our interests around the world. In the past, terrorist organizations have on occasion planned their attacks to coincide with significant dates on the calendar."
While governmental agencies will be doing what they can to stop any attacks before they occur, it is also up to regular citizens to watch and listen for anything that just doesn't seem right and notify the authorities.
Pictures for a Labor Day weekend
If for whatever reason you can't get to the beach or to a park over this Labor Day weekend, these pictures will in some small way bring the holiday spirit to you!