On Sept. 11, 2001, Shirley Prihoda was getting ready to go to work at Angleton’s Central Assembly of God church when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.

“There was this, like, ‘Oh my goodness, that pilot — something must have happened to him and he must have just accidentally flown into the building,’” Prihoda said. “Then, when the second one hit, there was this feeling that America had been penetrated in such a way that we would never be the same again.”

Corinna Richardson is the features writer for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0150.

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