Although thousands of miles away from the immediate assault of Sept. 11, 2001, people in Walla Walla Valley quickly came together in multiple ways to mourn, to take action and to try to make sense of a country turned upside down without warning.
EDITOR’S NOTE:The Union-Bulletin is highlighting stories commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the end of U.S. involvement in the Afghanistan conflict with stories, photos and more in print and online Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12.
War in Afghanistan
More than once, Cheryl Ray was lucky to return home to Walla Walla with her life. Now, 50 years after she first came to know Afghanistan, she tries not to look too close at what the country has become.
It’s been 20 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and more than nine years since the death of one of Walla Walla’s own, Mathew “Mat” G. Fazzari, who fought and died in Afghanistan in June 2012.
Beyond the Valley
In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew.
Korey Rowe served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned to the U.S. in 2004 traumatized and disillusioned. His experiences overseas and nagging questions about Sept. 11, 2001 convinced hi…
In the aftermath of the planes falling from the sky, America and the world were introduced to an array of personalities. Some we had known well, but came to see in different ways. Others were …
NEW YORK — A car passed, the driver’s window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: “Terrorist!”
DALLAS — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like.