Firemen pay tribute with grueling climb

Firemen pay tribute with grueling climb

Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
By Brandon Evans

New York City firefighter Robert King Jr. was one of many first responders who rushed into the North Tower on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

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9/11 memorial finds new home at school

Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
By Brian Knox

Ten years and one day after the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center were destroyed, Decatur High School paid tribute to those who died with new life.

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9-11 Events

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Veterans Group will present a Patriot Day program 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur.

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Law enforcement changed after terror attacks

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Dave Rogers

On a 1999 tour of New York City, Wise County Sheriff David Walker had the best view of Manhattan.

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Always Remember: Tami Shepard

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Tami Sherpard

Sad thing is, when the news came through, I wasn’t doing too much. My mom called me. I had the TV on, but it was on a station that rarely had news. I remember that I had to go to town later that day to try and open a bank account. Almost everywhere I went […]

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Always Remember: Cathy Oates

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Cathy Oates

On a horrible day on 9/11/2001, the world as we know it suddenly came undone. Some terrorists commanded two planes filled with passengers to fly straight into the twin towers in New York City at 8:36 a.m. As the skies filled with gray ash, the floors of the buildings started to crumble one by one. […]

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Always Remember: Mike Jones

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Mike Jones

I was in my school office in Wilson, in West Texas, when my wife called me and said a plane had struck the World Trade Center. We turned on a television and watched as the second plane struck the other tower and the Pentagon. I met with the campus principal and staff that morning. Parents […]

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Retired general recalls fateful day at Pentagon

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Stories. Undoubtedly, retired U.S. Army two-star general Gene LaCoste of Alvord has more than a few about many of the 184 victims of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attack on the Pentagon since many were his friends and coworkers.

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Tribute for the troops

Tribute for the troops

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
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The Boyd Yellowjackets storm onto the field each fall Friday night to the sound of cheers and the band blaring out the fight song.

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Local resident served at Ground Zero

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
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For eight months and 19 days, 91,000 people aided in the cleanup and recovery of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the nation.

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Joy on a day of sorrow

Joy on a day of sorrow

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Devastation enveloped the nation Sept. 11, 2001. But for David and Tracie Westray of Boyd, it was also a day of hope.

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‘God-given opportunity’

‘God-given opportunity’

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Everyday people are presented opportunities to make a difference in someone else's life.

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A day that changed the nation

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Brian Knox

I was headed back from covering a wreck - the details of which I couldn't begin to remember - on that Tuesday afternoon when I came across maybe the most lasting image of that day, Sept. 11, 2001. A traffic jam in Alvord.

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Memories of 9-11, 10 years later

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Phil Major

Like many a mid-September day, the 11th in 2001 dawned in glorious brilliance.

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Always remember: Shirley Hoofard

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Shirley Hoofard

As I drove away, I was filled with relief. After months of being in limbo, the time had finally begun.

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Always Remember: Ima Sherman

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Ima Sherman

On the morning of the terrorist attacks, Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, my church was having a preachers' conference at my church.

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Always Remember: Kalani Seibold

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Kalani Seibold

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, my wife and I were on a layover in Honolulu when we received a call at 3 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time, from a fellow airline crew member, to turn our T.V. on.

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Always Remember: Jody Adams

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Jody Adams

On Sept. 11, 2001, my wife Rachel and I were living in Boston. We had been married a little over a year, having moved from Decatur for Rachel to pursue her master's degree.

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Always Remember: Amy Cromer

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Amy Cromer

I will always remember where I was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Always Remember: Tiffany Rodgers

Published Sunday, September 11, 2011
By Tiffany Rodgers

I was almost five months pregnant with my first son. I had got up and got ready for the day when I got a text from my friend to turn the TV on.

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