In a single moment the country stood still. More than 20 years ago, on September 11, 2001 Two planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, a third plane hit the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


On that day Steve Schwartz was working as operations manager for Spirit Cruises in New York City. He joined us on set today along with KELOLAND New’s own Tom Hanson who was in Washington DC at the time of the attacks.


They shared their stories with us and serving a follow-up from Tom’s EYE ON KELOLAND from the 20th anniversary.

Hear the story of another local couple’s 9/11 experience > 9/11 20 years later: Living through the day and the aftermath

Tom Hanson, Steve Schwartz and Ashley Thompson on the KELOLAND Living set
Tom Hanson, Steve Schwartz and Ashley Thompson on the KELOLAND Living set

Check out Tom Hanson’s EYE ON KELOLAND here>Sioux Falls man remembers time in ‘the pit’ helping relief workers after World Trade Center collapse in 2001

An aerial view of the destruction by terrorists of the World Trade Center September 15, 2001 in New York City. The view is to the east, in the foreground the Hudson River and The North Cove Marina with the World Financial Center towers behind it.
An aerial view of the destruction by terrorists of the World Trade Center September 15, 2001 in New York City. The view is to the east, in the foreground the Hudson River and The North Cove Marina with the World Financial Center towers behind it.