Monday is a sad anniversary. It has now officially been 22 years since the September 11th attacks across the United States

Many people will have a heavy heart today, emergency responders especially, and we have shared a local perspective over the years here at WestCentralOnline.

Four total hijackings that day caused the deaths of 2,977 people, non-fatal injuries to 25,000, and pain and suffering to countless others.

Todd Schimpf is a 20+ year firefighter who was gracious enough to share his comments on the line of duty that help paint a picture for us every September 11.

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Find Schimpf's full story from the 20th anniversary and prior years in the related articles below.