A look back: Trip down memory lane, 2011

Let’s turn back the clock, shall we?

So, while you enjoy photographer Alex Paschal’s trip down memory lane with images taken from Sauk Valley history, here are five highlights of what was happening nationally in September 2011.

1 President Barack Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8.

2 To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorism attacks, the 9/11 National Memorial and Museum in New York City opens.

3 In what was called Occupy Wall Street, thousands marched on the nation’s financial center to protest high unemployment and bailouts of the sector.

4 Remember “Mad Men”? The TV show won outstanding drama series at the Emmy Awards.

5 The armed forces officially ends the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — no longer requiring service members to keep their sexual orientation secret.