The State Remembers 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001: A retrospective

The mind struggles to recall a world before Sept. 11, 2001, the day terror ripped through a bright blue sky. In this video retrospective, the images tell a story of chaos and courage, the story of the day that forever changed America.


  • '9/11 was my Pearl Harbor'

    About 9:50 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Clint Vance was opening a now-defunct college bar called The Booth on "the strip" in Tuscaloosa, Ala.The 21-year-old ...

  • 9/11 changed everything -- for a while

    Maybe it was always too much to hope for.The adhesive qualities of pain, loss, fear and anger don't last forever. So, maybe we were never ...

  • Midlands' first responders' monument unveiled

    With solemn fanfare, a monument to Midlands first responders -- military, firefighters, police and other emergency men and women -- who have died since the ...

Where were you?

  • Adriana Richardson

    Columbia, SC – “I had just been in NYC that weekend celebrating my birthday....returning back to Atlanta (where I lived at the time) on Sunday. I even remember ...”

  • jeffrey day

    West Columbia, SC – “The (Columbia, SC) - Sunday, September 23, 2001 Author: JEFFREY DAY Staff Writer By last Sunday morning, we had been traveling for five days, stranded ...”

  • Jessica Cristaldi

    Irmo, SC, NJ – “I was going on my third month here from Northwest NJ 45 minutes away from New York City. And I was working at my old ...”