Work begins to open downtown to river
The newly named Phil Arnold Way in downtown Vancouver had just two months to proudly host vehicle traffic before having “road closed” signs placed at both ends last week.
2 Australian officers, local man help read names at service
When two police friends from Australia told Sgt. Shane Gardner they were flying 25 hours to be in New York for the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and asked him if we would be willing to fly five hours to join them, he couldn’t say no. Gardner, of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, booked a red eye with frequent-flier miles in January and made arrangements for the three of them to stay in a studio apartment near Central Park.
Salmon Creek man lost his wife in Pentagon attack
A survivor of 9/11, who lost his wife in the terrorist attacks, died three days after attending Sunday’s memorial event at the Pentagon. Floyd Rasmussen died of kidney failure Wednesday morning in his Salmon Creek home. He was 69.
New York was a dream trip for a teenage country girl, as was a first ride on a commercial airplane. So in 1982, shortly after high school graduation, I jumped at the opportunity for a trip to New York. It was a chance to see the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, ride the subway, shop on Fifth Avenue, spend an afternoon in the American Museum of Natural History and, of course, take an elevator ride to the top of the World Trade Center.
As N.Y. memorial is unveiled, focus is on moving forward
NEW YORK — Determined never to forget but perhaps ready to move on, the nation gently handed Sept. 11 over to history Sunday and etched its memory on a new generation. A stark memorial took its place where twin towers once stood, and the names of the lost resounded from children too young to remember terror from a decade ago. In New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, across the United States and the world, people carried out rituals now as familiar as they are heartbreaking: American flags unfurled at the new World Trade Center tower and the Eiffel Tower, and tears were shed at the base of the Pentagon and a base in Iraq.
About 400 attend Vancouver ceremony marking anniversary
It was a day of remembering, honoring and pledging to never forget those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. A crowd of more than 400 Sunday morning heard several speakers’ heartfelt thoughts during a 10th-anniversary ceremony at Vancouver Landing on the Columbia River.
Since 2002, Inez Burns has been wearing her red hat and waving the flag in east Vancouver on Sept. 11.
A crowd of more than 400 were asked Sunday morning to "never forget" during a 9/11 tenth anniversary ceremony at the Vancouver Landing on the Columbia River.
About 150 people gathered Sunday morning in Vancouver for the first Freedom Walk in memory of the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001.
I’m not sure how I managed to run the 2.5 miles in heels, but I arrived, with both feet oozing blood, just in time to see the tip of the second tower disappear from view.
In February 1993, I experienced the first bombing of the World Trade Center by Islamic extremists.
We learned all flights had been grounded and we would be in Osaka until no one knew when.
If we stop living our lives because of fear of terrorism now, we will have given up that very freedom so many before us died to maintain.
My teacher hadn’t heard about the attack, so my fellow classmates described what had transpired.
I had never seen tears in a football player's eyes until Sept. 11, 2011.
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