The morning of Sept. 11, 2001 began like any other for Josh Layton. An eighth-grader at Cumberland High School, after boarding his school bus he heard a comment from a fellow bus-rider that he and his friends initially laughed off.
It’s been 20 years since Lyndon Willms, a 1975 graduate of St. Elmo High School, was working inside of the Pentagon building that Sept. 11 morning when the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 was taking aim at his workplace.
Most of the people who witnessed the events of Sept. 11, 2001 remember where they were when they heard the news. It was a clear crisp September morning. For some reason, we did not turn our TV on that morning.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists boarded four domestic flights, hijacking the airliners to perpetrate the worst attack on American soil in U.S. history. A devastated country vowed to “Never Forget.” Twenty years later, we look back at the tragic events of that day, the lives l…
After witnessing people jump to their deaths from the burning World Trade Center and spending hours fleeing the city on Sept. 11, 2001, Karen Marinaccio has never returned to the site.
Twenty years have passed, and it’s clear the 9/11 terror attacks irrevocably changed and continue to shape our nation. From the lives lost in the attacks and the war that followed to the heroes made that day and beyond, the changes are personal. But there is also a broader impact on our coun…
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The hills in Shanksville seem to swallow sound. The plateau that Americans by the millions ascend to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial, to think of those who died in this southwestern Pennsylvania expanse, sits just above much of the landscape, creating a pocket o…
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Benny "Ben" Jack Fair, age 84, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 3:02 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Memorials may go to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pag…
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