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.
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…
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…
NEW YORK (AP) — Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World Trade Center complex remains incomplete.
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…
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…
Retired state trooper Clay Mankamyer's vision of creating beauty from ashes was in full bloom Tuesday. Just east of the Flight 93 National Memorial entrance, inside a more than 13-acre site donated to his nonprofit by family members of Flight 93, the "Remember Me" rose garden was coming to life.
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John William Ruesken, 86, of Henderson, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Redbanks Nursing Home in Henderson, KY. Private family services will be held at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham. In lieu of flowers and gifts, m…
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