Hiking, In Mourning, At Sea, They Missed Sept. 11

By Leanne Italie

FILE- This Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo shows students and others as they watch live television coverage of the flaming New York City skyline at Ackerman Student Union at UCLA in the Westwood district of Los Angeles following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Most people got word of the attacks shortly after they occurred that morning, but in the era before smartphones and staying connected 24/7, there were some Americans who did not find out until some time later. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, FILE)

Brian Robinson was hiking the backcountry of the Colorado Rockies. Fred Goldsmith was at a dear friend’s funeral in North Carolina. Amy Evans was joyously beginning her Semester at Sea on the Pacific, miles from her first port in Japan.

They didn’t know for hours, or a full day, that terrorists had destroyed the World Trade Center and hijacked planes that flew into the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. They missed Sept. 11.

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