The first lady recalls in an Associated Press interview how "scared to death" she was that her sister Bonny Jacobs, a United Airlines flight attendant, was on one of the hijacked planes that crashed in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
This week, a concerted effort to end the death penalty in Utah--from the Utah County Attorney to Republican lawmakers. And for a generation, they grew up in the shadow of 9/11, not really knowing a world without the tragedy. We talk with Katie McKellar from the Deseret News about the way the tragedy has shaped a generation. But first, President Biden this week announcing a vaccine or weekly testing requirement for US companies employing over 100 people. The details are scant right now but it's a decision already bringing praise and ire.
In 2001, Carrie Pike helped sew more than 400 grief teddy bears for the families of the firefighters killed on 9/11. Through that project, she became lifelong friends with the widows of the fallen, and that friendship turned into an invitation of a lifetime.
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Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, an entire generation of men and women fought the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many came home with the unseen psychological and emotional scars of war. That part of the mission continues every day for many Utah veterans.
September 11, 2001 — that's the day the Felt family from Lehi welcomed their newborn son into the world. KSL's Jed Boal spoke with them two decades ago and talked with them again Friday about that day and the growth of their family since then.
The lasting impact of 9/11 has been especially profound for military families, including members of one Utah family that are grateful for everything they have after tough deployment completely changed their lives.
All this week, KSL has been examining the lasting impacts of 9/11 as we approach the 20th anniversary. On KSL+ we dive deeper into the missed opportunities that may have kept us from the great divide we experiencing today
A group of women who helped orchestrate the making of more than 400 grief teddy bears for a 9/11 project 20 years ago are back at it again. This time, they're remembering the American service men and women who lost their lives in the suicide bombing attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Aug. 26.
America will soon commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In Riverton City Park, a large display of American flags, honoring the victims of the attacks in 2001, has already been set up.
Jennie Taylor, whose husband was killed in Afghanistan three years ago, decided to plan an event to remember Sept. 11 — the day that changed the world 20 years ago and ultimately got the U.S. involved in Afghanistan. She said the Weber County event might just be her biggest project yet.