Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Event will be feature displays, Wounded Warrior Foundation fundraiser and information about veterans organizations.
It's hard to believe that it has been nearly 11 years since the devastating terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. We probably all remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that first one, then the second World Trade Center tower had been struck by airplanes, followed by the news of the attack on the Pentagon, then the news that passengers on the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 were going to attempt to retake the plane. A number of local veterans groups are banding together to commemorate September 11. The Pickens County Courier reports that a remembrance event will be held 3-7pm Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Legacy Square in Pickens. The event is open to the public and will feature vehicle and memorabilia displays as well as …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Patch and Huffington Post worked together to bring you the stories of hundreds of people across the country whose lives were impacted by Sept. 11, 2001.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Mayor and Fire Chief were rising to their current positions
On September 11, 2001 Mauldin Fire Chief Russell Sapp and Mauldin Mayor Don Godbey were working towards the positions they now hold. Sapp was working as one of the senior firefighters with the Mauldin Fire Department and Godbey was beginning what would prove to be a successful campaign for a seat on the Mauldin City Council. In short, they, like millions of other people across the country, were helping strengthen the fabric of small-town life. And like millions of other people, their memories of September 11 are still vivid. Godbey was working at the Greer Mental Health Clinic and had just finished seeing a patient when he saw the second plane crash into the World Trade Center in New York. “It seemed surreal,” he said. Sapp too watched in …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, a day that would affect the lives of every American.
Easley, S.C., was a long way away from most of the tragedies that occurred Sept 11, 2001. But for the Hampton family, who now live in Seneca, S.C., it was a day that would soon change their lives forever. Dale and Ann Hampton remember the day clearly. They shared the shock that all Americans felt as they watched the Twin Towers collapse. “Little did we know on September 11 that it would impact us directly,” Ann said. “That day I think we all knew, I believe everyone in America knew that life going forward was going to be different. We just couldn’t have imagined how different it was going to be.” The shock they felt was quickly followed by concern for their daughter, Kimberly Hampton an army helicopter pilot who was at the time, …