The flag in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse was lowered to half-staff following the four coordinated terrorist attacks carried out by Islamic extremist group al-Queda on Sept. 11, 2001.

Loretta Clines places a sign in front of Sear in Fort Payne asking people to pray for the victims of the attacks in New York City and Washington D.C.

(Times-Journal photos by Scott Turner and Steven Stiefel)

–This excerpt originally ran in the Sept. 12, 2001 edition of the Fort Payne Times-Journal.

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