There might be small details that bring us back to that day — a parent’s grimacing facial expression, the smell of something burning or the simple display of an American flag. Close to 3,000 people died on 9/11 in a series of attacks CM Life in 2001 headlined as “Another Day of Infamy.”
Nineteen terrorists had hijacked four planes, and by the afternoon, both the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City had collapsed, a section of the Pentagon lay in ruins in Virginia and a plane had plummeted into a Pennsylvania field.
Americans were glued to their television screens. Recurring images looked like something out of a disaster film. And 10 years later, people everywhere — including those with ties to Central Michigan University — can remember exactly where they were. (More from this story …)
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By Adam Kaminski, Tyler Besh and Jackie Smith.
ALUMNI AND STAFF
•1987 alumnus Col. Rick Nussio, U.S. Army — Nussio has been stationed in Afghanistan since July 4, and will be through a year. The quality of recording at the start of his interview was poor and is not included.
•2002 alumna Sarah Leach, former CM Life editor in chief
•Sharon Hall, CMU off-campus program administrator, Brooklyn, N.Y.