SIKESTON - The terrorists struck in New York City and Washington, D.C., but Southeast Missouri residents soon realized how close to home these events are. Many residents had family members and friends connected with these events.
"We are inviting our readers to share their experiences, their feelings and the impact the attack on America has had on them," said Michael Jensen, publisher of the Standard Democrat.
Readers can either sign in with their stories on the Standard Democrat's website's guestbook by going to www.standard-democrat.com or they can call Speakout at 471-6636 and briefly tell the newspaper their story.
Also items can be written down and left at the newspaper office or mailed to: 205 S. New Madrid, Sikeston, Mo., 63801.
The newspaper staff will then compile this information for a story which will appear in the newspaper.
"Just like the previous generation can tell us where they were when they heard about Pearl Harbor, I believe we will all remember where we were at 8 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001," said Jensen. "There are many interesting stories in our community about this day and we want to tell them."