World Trade Center

This Sept. 11, will revisiting the past reset our present?


Two decades after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, there are distinct perspectives for those looking back on a day that stopped a nation in its tracks. Many of those who directly experienced the horror in New York; Washington, D.C; or Shanksville, Pa., want little to do with remembrances of the events or graphic images of death and destruction replayed endlessly […]

9/11 up close and personal: Denver man embraces sanctity in shadow of tragedy


As the 20 anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center approaches, few Americans can or will ever forget the nightmarish tragedy.  For Denver resident Steve Giordano, however, the memories of that event carry an even more compelling burden. He was working on the 25th floor of the north tower, Tower One, when it was struck. Married with four […]

Shock, duty among imprinted memories of member of Terrorism Task Force


HUNTERSVILLE – Derek Partee doesn’t have flashbacks or suppressed memories of Sept. 11, 2001, when, as a member of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, he spent the day, and weeks that followed, at what came to be known as Ground Zero. “I remember it all, everything, very clearly, like it just happened,” Partee said when asked if it felt […]

Cornelius 9/11 memorial event only online this year

CORNELIUS – COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit a public gathering, but members of the Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue department will still hold their annual “9/11 Remembrance Vigil” with the public invited to watch the services online. To comply with COVID-19 policies, the in-person event on Friday, Sept. 11, will be private, but ceremonies will be viewable, starting at 8:30 a.m., on […]