Lodi remembers Sept. 11, 2001
Lodinews.com presents a package of stories, opinion columns and
photographs commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist
attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001.
Corey Daniel sifts through a cardboard box from the dining room
table in his Lodi home. He extracts a pair of brown, size 12 penny
Sept. 11 has altered Americans’ lives forever. But for mothers
and fathers with children in the military, Sept. 11 has a more
When Osama bin Laden was killed in May, Bushra Salem remembers
overhearing a Tokay High student yelling “Your leader’s dead” to a
Sept. 11, 2001 changed the lives of many over the last 10 years.
Some church congregations have banded together for support and
prayer. Here are the reactions of some local pastors of how this
event changed their congregation:
Emergency workers know dealing with disaster is part of their
job. But exactly what that disaster will be is not so certain. For
San Joaquin County, possibilities include fire, flood, nuclear
contamination, earthquake and terrorist attack.
Watching the television screen on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001,
most Americans felt helpless. But Lodi area artists — whether it
was that day or in the weeks to come — took to their palettes and
drawing boards and put their hearts and tears on blank canvases to
show their patriotism, the vulnerability that was felt across
America and the grief that struck a nation.
One nation—woven of a firm warp
I was sleeping when my wife walked into the room and touched me
on the shoulder. I'd worked swing shift the night before, so I was
out like a light.
Lodi is thousands of miles from the Twin Towers and the
Pentagon, and yet in one sense has been at Ground Zero before,
during and since Sept. 11, 2001.
Several Lodi-area churches plan observances of the 9/11 tragedy
during their services on Sunday.
On the morning of 9/11 (as the date has been popularly
christened) I was the News-Sentinel's city editor and was
unhurriedly going through the routine motions of getting ready for
work — not imagining that it would end up being my "day of days" in
three decades as a journalist.
On 9/11 at about 3 a.m., I ended my all-night tour of the
Arizona-Mexico border. With a retired Border Patrol agent, I had
spent the previous evening driving from Sierra Vista along the San
Pedro River to the Naco Border Patrol Station.
The following events are scheduled to commemorate the 10th
anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and
Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001:
Ten years have passed all too quickly since a malevolent,
fanatic enemy chose to strike unexpectedly at symbolic buildings in
New York and Washington. Like the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor,
innocent people were violently killed while going about their own
daily lives, civilian or military.
Lodi News-Sentinel front page, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001
The front page of the Lodi News-Sentinel on Wednesday, Sept. 12,
2001, the day after the terrorist attacks on New York City and