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Lowcountry families remember those killed on 9/11

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Barbara Cobb's sister was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Barbara Cobb's sister was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
Wells Morrison was one of the first people at the scene of the plane crash in Shanksville, PA, when that fourth plane crashed. Wells Morrison was one of the first people at the scene of the plane crash in Shanksville, PA, when that fourth plane crashed.
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

More than 100 people attended a ceremony Wednesday morning in Bluffton, where an FBI agent described what it was like to respond to the plane crash in Pennsylvania. 

Bells tolled on a day that is forever etched in Americans' minds as perhaps the worst day in American history. 

Wells Morrison was one of the first people at the scene of the plane crash in Shanksville, PA, when that fourth plane crashed. 

"I've been to airplane crash scenes previously, but they were traveling at low speeds," said Morrison. "Flight 93 – when it crashed, it was traveling and went into the ground at a speed of over 580 miles an hour. I was expecting to see a large aircraft car, I saw none of that. Walking up to the crash site and I just saw the woods on fire adjacent to the field where the plane had gone down and I came to learn that the plane had flown into the ground." 

"The first thing that comes to mind really, is saying prayers for all the people who were not as fortunate on 9/11 and their families," said Morrison.

Barbara Cobb and her family remembers her sister.

"My sister was killed on Sept. 11, 2011 at the Pentagon," she said.  

Cobb was on Hilton Head Island, more than 500 miles from the Pentagon.

"I was pacing the floor getting more and more wound up, and I was praying," said Cobb. "And I was praying for those people, but I had no idea that I would be affected." 

It would be two weeks before she got the devastating news. Now, 12 years later, Cobb is still haunted by that day. 

"It never goes away. There almost not a day that I don't think about it," Cobb said. 

Around her neck are the two rings her sister was wearing that day. Cobb says they give her comfort. 

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