Remembering

High school seniors and recent graduates reflect on Sept. 11
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Diamond Latchison
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McCluer North High School/St. Louis, Mo.

Jules Crespy was only 8 years old at the time, but he still vividly remembers how he first heard about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He was in third grade and on his way to school.

9/11 commemoration left to individual organizations
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Cor Jesu Academy/St. Louis, Mo.

Although the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 is only two months away, Columbia has not made concrete plans for a citywide celebration. Renee Woods, a St. Louis educator, said she believes Columbia should do something in remembrance, whether it’s a candlelight vigil or a memorial service.

COLUMN: For one who was too young to understand, pain of 9/11 comes 10 years later
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Rock Bridge High School/Columbia, Mo.

A 6-year-old can definitely understand when something’s wrong. No child, however, could have dreamed of the severity of the terrorist attacks 10 years ago.

Remembering where they were on Sept. 11
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Blue Springs High School/Kansas City, Mo.

Jamie Canine is lucky not to have been a 9/11 victim. Canine continued his daily routine by driving into a parking garage in Minneapolis that Tuesday; the parking attendant had more than a hello to offer as he explained the events that were happening.

COLUMN: Building walls internally is no way to move forward
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Memphis’ Overton High School/Memphis, Tenn.

I was 5 years old when terrorists struck our country on Sept. 11, 2001. All I remember from that day was my school being locked down while my first-grade class watched planes crash into a pair of unfamiliar buildings.

After 9/11, some feel a loss of safety and personal freedom
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Trinity Christian Academy/Allen, Texas.

The Urban Pioneer surveyed people at MU on July 14, asking them,”With the exception of airport security, what one thing has changed for you personally since 9/11?” Here are their responses.

Columbia woman lives with pain of loss of brother-in-law in 9/11 attack
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McCluer North High School/St. Louis, Mo.

Catey Terry lives every day with the pain of losing her brother-in-law, Andy Kates, who worked on one of the top floors of the World Trade Center. Ten years after his death, she still keeps pictures of him in her living room.

Opinions differ on bin Laden’s death as Sept. 11 anniversary approaches
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Rock Bridge High School/Columbia, Mo.

The attacks on 9/11 caused nearly 3,000 causalities and changed the way Americans thought about their place in the world. With the death of Osama bin Laden only four months before the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, Boone County residents have diverse opinions on the proper response to the events of the past several years.

Columbia family celebrates daughter’s birthday on 9/11
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Blue Springs High School/Kansas City, Mo.

Most associate 9/11 with tragedy, but the Byergo family of Columbia has fond memories of that day. It was the day Anna Byergo was born.

Search and rescue crew recall ground zero
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Germantown High School/Germantown, Tenn.

COLUMBIA — The memories of the two weeks Dave Weber spent searching through the devastation of ground zero have changed him.