9-11 the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

9-11 Never Forget

For those of you too young to remember and those affected by the loss of thousands of lives, my deepest and most profound condolences go out to you. I am still wracked with pain, perturbed and perplexed by what happened 15 years ago today on September 11th. The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York is the greatest crime perpetrated on the US soil and is an unsolved mystery to this day. May the truth be unravelled one day soon, so those directly affected by this crime to humanity finally have closure.

NEW YORK (Sept. 11, 2001) Smoke rises from where the World Trade Centers once stood. USCG photo by PA2 Tom Sperduto.
NEW YORK (Sept. 11, 2001) Smoke rises from where the World Trade Centers once stood. USCG photo by PA2 Tom Sperduto.

The Timeline

Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

  • 8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower.
  • 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower.
  • 9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.
  • 9:59 a.m.: The South Tower collapses.
  • 10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, P.A.
  • 10:28 a.m.: The North Tower collapses.                                                                                                        Twin Towers
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