MUJW newscast
City changes, procedures still in play 10 years
after 9/11

With the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 drawing near, Columbia residents, including city officials, military personnel, educators, parents and journalists, reflect on that unforgettable day and the affects it has had on the city and nation years later.

Fire department, police acknowledged for keeping Columbia residents safe
Germantown High School/Germantown, Tenn.

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, the Columbia Fire and Police departments changed procedures to create a safer environment for the city’s residents. Despite having put more restrictions in place, residents said they appreciate the work of the departments.

Objectivity helped Columbia journalists remain unbiased post-9/11
Germantown High School/Memphis, Tenn.

The impact of Sept. 11, 2011, was significant not only among citizens but among journalists as well who had to push through their emotions, do their jobs and report the news.

New GI bill helps soldiers returning from post-9/11 wars
Boonville High School/Boonville, Mo.

More military veterans can now afford college, thanks to a new GI Bill created following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The bill, approved in Congress in 2009, helps military veterans go to college because many return from battle injured or disabled and sometimes cannot afford to pay for a college education.

Parents talk about 9/11 with a new generation
Bishop LeBlond High School/St. Joseph, Mo.

Ten years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, mention of the event brought tears to Christine Sandvol’s eyes. For her 7-year-old son, Paul, talk of 9/11 brought a look of confusion.