Unlike some other momentous events in our history — World War II, say, or the Vietnam War — the attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, have not particularly changed or enriched our vocabulary.

A memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 outside the Arnold Recreation Center on Sunday. The memorial features a piece of a steel beam from the World Trade Center.

Osama bin Laden once declared that his goal was to bleed America to the point of bankruptcy. He didn't succeed, but his terrorist campaign imposed enormous costs that continue to affect the U.S. economy a decade after Sept. 11, 2001.

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