Remembering September 11, 2001

~  September 11, 2001 ~

Sept 11 2001, two towers & 2nd planeThe 2nd plane, United Airlines flight 175 crashes into the South Tower at 9:03:13am 

September 11, 2 towers collapsed The South Tower collapses at 9:59:04 am and the North Tower collapses at 10:28am.

September 11 dust filled New York City & the Statue of LibertyThe Statue of Liberty and smoke filled skyline after the two towers collapsed.

 September 11, 2001 George W Bush President George W Bush at Ground Zero, September 14, 2001


September 11, 2001 Attack Timeline  (6:02 am – 11:00 pm EDT) 

(article from the World

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 
(ironically, it was the United Nations “International Day of Peace”) (6:02 am – 11:00pm)

All times, except where otherwise noted, in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This is four hours (instead of five) behind GMT because of Daylight saving time

6:02 AM: Mohammed Atta flies Colgan Air from Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine to Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, along with Abdulaziz al-Omari.

6:45 AM: Atta and Omari arrive at Boston’s Logan Airport.

7:59 AM: American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767, departs late from Logan International Airport bound for Los Angeles, California. Five hijackers are aboard.

8:13 AM: The last radio communication is made from Flight 11. A recording of what is believed to be Atta’s voice says, “Nobody move. Everything will be OK. If you try to make any moves, you’ll endanger yourself and the airplane. Just stay quiet.” The flight path begins to stray away from the scheduled one and moves southwards.

8:14 AM: United Airlines Flight 175, another fully-fueled Boeing 767, carrying 56 passengers and nine crew members, departs from Boston Logan airport, also bound for Los Angeles. Five hijackers are aboard.

8:19 AM: Betty Ong, a flight attendant on Flight 11 [1] alerts American Airlines of a hijacking in progress via an airphone.

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~ 2012 ~

September 11, Pictures missing & dead men women and childrenIn New York City at the 9/11 Museum, Senior Master Sergeant Wayne Hanna looks at the photos of the missing and dead men, women and children from the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center Building on September 11, 2001.

September 11 memorial 2 towersThe two reflecting pools located where the former twin towers stood.

September 11, Memorial & Museum waterfalls Water cascades down the walls and the names of the victims etched around the perimeter of each reflecting pool.                                

 September 11 Pentagon Memorial, Arlington, VA

September 11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, VA honors the 184 victims of 9/11.  Their names are inscribed on each cantilevered stainless steel bench.

The Wall of Names(40) at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Every time I hear the song by Alan Jackson – Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning (click to listen) , it takes me back to that September morning.  Bill was getting ready for work and I was getting dressed.  Our daughter (age 4) came to us and said that a plane just crashed into a building.  We were thinking it was a small plane and a small building and hoped nobody was hurt.   When we saw the footage on TV, we couldn’t believe it.  “This is not real.  It can’t be an airplane.  This is an attack?!”  Those were thoughts that went through our heads.  That day changed our country and the world.

God bless America

(images 1  2  3  4  5  6  7   9  10 11)


posted by: Bill & Kay                                 2

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2 Responses to Remembering September 11, 2001

  1. Sherry September 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Did I tell you how much I loved how you did this post? So well done. Posted on FB to share.

    • Swan September 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Thanks Sherry for sharing this on FB. Some of the pictures are so vivid, especially the ones I linked to image #3.

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