Remembering 9/11: Bluffton native could see Pentagon burning
For Susan Heltemes, who graduated from New York Mills High School in 1970, life in Maryland has changed significantly since Sept. 11, 2001.
Heltemes, who grew up in Bluffton on a dairy farm, moved to Maryland in 1980. She was at home in Silver Spring, Md., a little more than 10 miles from the Pentagon, on the morning of 9/11, and, like most Americans, she remembers the day vividly.
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