As the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 approaches, let’s think about it each day this week.
8:46 a.m. — American Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, striking between floors 93 and 99 while traveling at an estimated 465 mph. The location of the impact prevents anyone in the building above the 92nd floor from evacuating.
Each of us remembers when they first realized what was happening. I was at work. When the second plane hit, my boss ran into my office and said, “It’s terrorism!”
Just about anyone who was alive and old enough on Sept. 11, 2001, can tell you where they were and what they were doing the moment they heard about the terror attacks that toppled the Twin Towers, brought down Flight 93 in Pennsylvania and ravaged the Pentagon.
Many Americans share stories about being in class, driving to work, huddling around a television or calling a friend to share in the disbelief on that Tuesday morning.