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By JANET HEIM | | September 3, 2011
For several years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Marjorie Kane of Hagerstown wrote on a Post-It note what her husband, Gregory "Greg" Kane, was wearing in the morning before he left for work, down to the color of his socks. She remembers all too well what her mother, Margaret "Marge" Mathers, went through trying to deduce from her husband's closet what he was wearing on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed two airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York City. Marge's husband of 39 years, Charles "Chuck" William Mathers, died that day in his office on the 99th floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower.
September 1, 2011
A piece of the World Trade Center twin towers will be memorialized in Hagerstown this month as a permanent reminder of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The city, together with the Washington County Citizen Corps, local elected officials, law enforcement, fire and rescue services, and members of the  military, will hold Remembrance in the Park, a ceremony at Hagerstown City Park on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. to pay tribute to our fallen heroes, according to a city news release.
By ALLAN POWELL | July 22, 2011
Jonathan Kay, managing editor of Canada's National Post, has made a major contribution to the understanding of the conspiratorial mindset in his recent publication, “Among The Truthers.” By reaching back into the history of well-studied cases of conspiracy theory, Kay brings his insights to bear on the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center that generated a whole new batch of conspiracy theories. To inform readers of the tenacity and longevity of conspiracy theories, Kay gives such reminders as the 1897 fraud known as the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, and the 1954 deliberate distortion of a meeting held in a Dutch hotel and dubbed the Bilderberg Group.
By DAN DEARTH and KATE S. ALEXANDER | and | May 12, 2011
Washington County Emergency Services officials drove to New York City on Thursday to pick up a 6-foot steel beam that had been part of the World Trade Center buildings when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The beam will be unveiled on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. during a public ceremony at the Emergency Services Remembrance Garden in Hagerstown's City Park. Verna Brown, emergency management coordinator for Washington County, said members of the Washington County Citizen Corps Committee began working two years ago to get an artifact from ground zero of the attack site.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 10, 2010
With reverence, humility and gratitude, local officials on Friday remembered the horror of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the brave attempts by emergency crews to save lives. Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, who spoke at the event, said he was getting ready to go to work when he saw news coverage of the first crash at the World Trade Center and figured it was a pilot's terrible mistake. When a second plane crashed, Bruchey said, he knew Americans' lives would change forever.
August 3, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- A city commission on Tuesday denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Center site, freeing a group to convert the property into an Islamic community center and mosque that has drawn national opposition. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9-0, saying the 152-year-old building blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks wasn't special or distinctive enough to meet criteria to qualify as a landmark. Commissioners also said that other buildings from the era were better examples of the building's style.
September 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- Philip Hayes was 67 and had been retired from the Fire Department more than 20 years on the morning when he rushed to the burning World Trade Center. His family says he rescued children from a day care and then headed to the south tower, where he died. His son, Philip Hayes Jr., was among the mourners who read aloud the names of the lost Friday on the eighth anniversary of 9/11 -- a day when the nation, in rituals of grief and simple acts of volunteerism, rekindled the spirit of service embodied by his father.
By DAVE McMILLION | September 12, 2008
RANSON, W.Va. -- Frank McCluskey on Thursday clued in about 125 people on what it was like to be a firefighter in New York City the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. McCluskey, provost and executive vice president of American Public University in Charles Town, was a volunteer fire chief in suburban New York who responded to the World Trade Center. At a 9/11 remembrance at Independent Fire Co. along Fairfax Boulevard, McCluskey recalled how emergency radio frequencies were jammed and how cell phone networks were overwhelmed.
September 11, 2007
Six years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, Islamic extremists hijacked four commercial airliners. Two planes were flown into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania. Here are recollections of that day from members of the Pulse writing team. Elizabeth Kramer, 15, of Hagerstown When I heard about the Sept. 11 attacks, I was in the middle of science class at Paramount Elementary School.
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