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Ten Years on 10: The Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - If you talked to someone who lived during World War II, chances are they'll tell you where they were the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. In this day and age, everyone will tell you where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.

An entire world watched in disbelief that day, but South Carolinians were swift to react.

Thousands came to day long blood drives held all over the state.

Many more of you were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as part of military operations that were sent as part of the War on Terrorism.

And who could forget the donation of a new fire truck to the people of New York by the kids at White Knoll Middle School.

Many simply looked to their faith for guidance.

Due to network coverage of the tragedy, WIS was barely on the air the day it happened. But a year later, WIS brought viewers the special report, "South Carolina Remembers." It aired Sept. 11, 2002.

Recent announcements of troop surges in Afghanistan mean the trouble may not be over anytime soon.

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