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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.

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The following account from Associated Press photographer Richard Drew is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. On that day, Drew made one of the most indelible — and harrowing — im…

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…

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…

A graphic about Flight 93

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nagla Bedir didn't discuss Sept. 11 with her New Jersey high school students last year. Mid-pandemic, with remote learning, it wasn't a conversation she wanted to have via computer screen. But this year, returning to the classroom just after the end of America's longest…

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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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