Building Collapse Disaster Rescuers

The south tower collapses on Sept. 11, 2001, as smoke billows from both towers of the World Trade Center in New York.

The lives of Americans, and indeed, the world, were changed forever 20 years ago on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 when four U.S. commercial airliners were hijacked, three of which hit their intended targets. Those targets were the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia. Thousands of people were killed, loved ones were devastated and people mourned the tragedy internationally, including the community of Jennings County.

Any child in school today was not yet born when the attacks took place. In an effort to never forget the courage and sacrifice of those whose lives were lost, the Plain Dealer & Sun will be publishing a memorial in its September 9 edition. If any Jennings County resident is interested in contributing, please write in your memories and thoughts on the day of 9/11. Where were you? What were you doing? How did you feel? How do you feel now, 20 years later?

Please send in your responses no later than Monday, September 6, either by emailing editor@northvernon.com or mailing them to P.O. Box 988, North Vernon, IN 47265. Make sure to list your first and last name.