2008: A year of profound change for some

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 | 5:43 p.m. CST; updated 9:56 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In 2008, most of us voted and nearly everyone was touched by the economic slump.

Fewer of us can point to the year ending today as a memorable milestone. These are the ones who married, divorced, went to war, had a baby, built their first home, became a U.S. citizen, watched a loved one die.

We talked to a number of Columbians who will remember 2008 as a year with a turning point that profoundly changed their lives.

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