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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Most Americans will never forget where they were that frightful morning. I was getting my girls ready, when my mother called me.........The US is being attacked, turn on the news!!, she said.
I watched in horror, the images of people jumping to their death trying to escape a worse death. The first tower collapsed .......The Pentagon was also hit, then United Flight 93 is brought down by passengers to save the White House. Later the second tower crumbled to the ground also.
Throughout all the horror, all I could think about was, "I thought we were safe".
I recalled a conversation my dad had with my mom after the Berlin wall fell. He thought that radical Islam was going to be the next issue for the US and the world. I wish he had been wrong, but he was not........
Chronology of 911
8:45 a.m. (all times are EDT): A hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center, tearing a gaping hole in the building and setting it afire. Plane hits WTC.
9:03 a.m.: A second hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston, crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes. Both buildings are burning.
9:43 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, sending up a huge plume of smoke. Evacuation begins immediately.
10:10 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 93, also hijacked, crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.
10:28 a.m.: The World Trade Center's north tower collapses from the top down as if it were being peeled apart, releasing a tremendous cloud of debris and smoke. For a complete order of the event of that day visit Chronololy of terror....
Over the years in an effort to be politically correct, the images from that day have been censored in an effort to paint the world as the happy, perfect, peaceful place, that it's not.