After 30 years as a firefighter in Puget Sound, Kyle Ohashi traded a fire hose for a fishing pole. But with smoky skies suffocating the Northwest, even spending a quiet day on the water at Point Defiance Park, he’s reminded of the firefighters on the front lines.
Anderson AFB marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a ceremony called “the last alarm,” or the “striking of the four fives.”
The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11.
Thousands of firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to Ground Zero, including more than 300 specialized canine search and rescue teams.
More than 2,600 people perished at the World Trade Center, 125 people died at the Pentagon and 256 people died on four airplanes on 9/11.
It’s been 19 years since the United States became "a nation transformed."