“Never Forget” a News 4 Special

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 3:57 PM CDT
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(WTVY) - It was the beginning of a beautiful day. Most Americans were starting their day just like any other.

In 102 minutes our nation was brought to its knees -- the day, September 11, 2001.

The United States changed... our world changed... and our way of life changed.

For the city of Geneva – the news from New York quickly hit home

One of their own, Dr. Carl Max Hammond, Jr., known as “Little Max” was one of 65 people on United Airlines Flight 175, the plane that hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Floyd Rodgers is the former Director of Resource Management at Fort Rucker. He was at the Pentagon at the time of the attacks.

News 4′s Abby Nelson gives us an inside look, at the ripple effect those events had at Fort Rucker.

Perception and practices in local law enforcement also changed following the terrorist attacks. News 4′s Maggie DesRosiers sat down with Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza to discuss the new approach law enforcement took.

Many remember exactly where they were on that fateful day when terrorists attacked.

But 20 years later, a new generation -- one that began post 9/11 -- is learning how that solemn day changed our country forever. Nick Brooks spoke with a local teacher and class to discuss how they’re learning about the events of 9/11.

Tell us how that day and the days after impacted you.

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