Most everyone in America old enough to remember Sept. 11, 2001, has a story about that day, and just like with other significant events in history, most all can remember just where they were and what was going on in their lives when they heard the news. To commemorate this weekend’s tenth anniversary of that tragic day, here are a few remembrances from some folks in Madison County.
Susan Fisher, of Carlton
“I was working as a labor and delivery nurse in 2001,” Fisher said. “I was scheduled to work that day and heard about the first plane as I was driving to work. As the news unfolded the day became more and more surreal. Laboring women were watching the news (glued to the TV as everyone was). The families of these expectant moms were watching TV in the birthing rooms and I heard more than one family member thoughtlessly say, ‘what a terrible day to be born.’ I eventually started asking the families to turn off the TVs. It broke my heart that the pleasure of welcoming these new babies into the world was dampened by the grim reality of that day and that their birthdays would be forever linked to one of the most horrible events in US history.”
Madison County High School students console each other around the flagpole in front of the high school after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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