Monday, September 10, 2012
Patch is compiling a list of stories from readers on what they remember from Sept. 11, 2001.
President John F. Kennedy's asassination. The Moon Landing. The Miracle on Ice. The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The TV generation has given America a front-row seat to tragedy and triumph, and September 11, 2001, is no different. The morning is so etched in many of our memories that we can readily recall where we were, who we were with and what we did for the next three hours. I was the business editor at the (Spartanburg) Herald-Journal and was out on an assignment with another reporter and a photographer, doing a piece on the Upstate's rich textile industry history. When we got back to the car, shortly after 9 a.m., my fiancee (also a newspaper reporter) frantically called. Her sister lived in New York City and some crazy things …
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 …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Muslims in the South have to deal with prejudice and preconceptions since Sept. 11, 2001. But that changes little about how they feel about the country.
Rasmi Schalabi, 72, is one of many Muslims adapting with living not only living in a post-9/11 America, but also in the heart of the Bible Belt. Schalabi, originally from Jerusalem, has predictably had to deal with misconceptions about him and his faith since the events of Sept. 11, 2001. "I watched it (the attack) live on television," said Rasmi. "It got me very upset, especially when people connected it with Islam." Rasmi, along with his 62-year-old brother, Said, joins his family regularly with men like Samir Jaber, 65 and Ahmed Ziane Cherif, 37, at the Masjid and Islamic Center in Taylors. Rasmi still recalls being called a "terrorist" by some after Sept. 11. "It (the attack) was something much bigger than Bin Laden. I'd say Satan …
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, …