LISTEN: Remembering 9/11 at the Pentagon and Shanksville, 20 years later

By , WCBS 880 Newsroom

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- For the first few years after the 9/11 attacks, the area where the World Trade Center once stood was generally known as Ground Zero. While it served as the main reminder of one of the worst attacks the country has ever seen on its own soil, it’s important to remember that the horror extended well beyond New York City.

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In Virginia, the Pentagon was hit. And retired US Army Major General Byron Bagby recalled, “It literally felt like the entire building lifted off of the foundation.”

Over Shanksville, Pennsylvania, a group of Americans managed to put up a fight against their hijackers. Their victory was short-lived as the plane tragically slammed into the Earth soon after.

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In this week’s 880 IN DEPTH PODCAST, as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we remember what happened that day beyond New York City.

Listen as we hear Bagby’s detailed account of the attack, as well as the days after.

We also hear from 880’s Sean Adams, who became a first responder in his own right by showing up to Ground Zero in the days, weeks and months after the attacks to keep the public informed.

Rather than describe his experience then though, he visits Shanksville to speak with local Pennsylvania reporter Tim Lambert, and learns about his special connection to the site of the plane crash.

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