Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives on 9/11 at the hands of 19 hijackers, who flew planes into the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon, with a third plane crashing into the fields of Pennsylvania.
On Sept. 22, the Scott Air Force Base community will hold a candlelight 5K run/walk in support of the Bereda family, who suffered a major motor vehicle accident that took the lives of 1-year-old, Finley, and 5-year-old, Brennen. Christina Bereda and her 3-year-old son, Jorden, survived.
The first National Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968, under then President Lyndon B. Johnson. Since then, Sept. 15-Oct. 15 has been the designated month for Americans to celebrate the contributions and culture of Americans of Hispanic descent.
Scott Air Force Base became a safe-haven for 12 Charleston, S.C.,-based C-17s and then turned into a hub for staging both air supply and aeromedical evacuation missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Scott Air Force Base remembered the victims and heroes from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, through ceremonies, presentations, and the personal accounts. Just after sunrise, the American flag was raised and lowered to half-staff.
September in Callaway Gardens is the Blue Morpho Month. Meet Michael Buckman, the manager at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, who brings blue morpho butterflies to the conservatory from tropical areas around the world.
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The Blue Morpho butterflies love to eat fruit and never visit flowers
Man uses chainsaw to carve a 13-foot sculpture from tree trunk
Festival artist draws inspiration from girl's fight against cancer