Pentagon employees Floyd and Rhonda Rasmussen talked about skipping work in the morning, but she had an important briefing scheduled.
So they went to work, where Rhonda’s office wound up right in the path of a hijacked airliner.
BATTLE GROUND — On his first day as a seminary student, Jeremy Lucas wrestled with God in a way he never expected.
“I was struck with such a desire for revenge, I was even surprised at myself,” said the Episcopal priest. “I just wanted somebody to pay.”
By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press writer
September 11, 2011 6 a.m.
Not long after the second World Trade Center tower came down, Nolan Gordon’s history professor at the U.S. Military Academy switched off the television and went back to his lesson.
The message: continue the mission.
Even here in Clark County, 3,000 miles from Ground Zero, the attacks of 9/11 had a powerful impact. The constant media coverage and shocking images burned in people’s minds.
“I think almost everyone of a certain age feels they experienced that event,” said Vancouver psychologist Kirk Johnson, owner of Vancouver Guidance Clinic. “You can certainly experience the trauma of an event without actually being there.”