9/11 gathering to recall attack on nation

Any American alive when Pearl Harbor was attacked likely remembers vividly where he was the moment he heard the news.

Similarly, most American adults also have detailed memories of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked New York City, Washington, D.C., and a fourth hijacked plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

Those historically pivotal moments should be remembered, said Lorraine Adkins, president of the Cole County Historical Society.

Promptly at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of that devastating day will be reflected on in the society’s courtyard, behind its museum at 109 Madison St. in Jefferson City.

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Retired Lt. Col. Rod Burnett will share what he went through that day, when he was stationed at the Pentagon. Although not in the building when the plane crashed, the local man and his family were struck with the same emotion and shock as the rest of America.

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