A Sad Day for America
We are dedicating this page to all those who lost their lives and to those who lost loved ones
Our hearts go out to you all
September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack The USA
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.
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.
9:17 a.m.: The Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all New York City area airports.
9:21 a.m.: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey orders all bridges and tunnels in the New York area closed.
9:30 a.m.: President Bush, speaking in Sarasota, Florida, says the country has suffered an "apparent terrorist attack."
9:40 a.m.: The FAA halts all flight operations at U.S. airports, the first time in U.S. history that air traffic nationwide has been halted.
9:43 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, sending up a huge plume of smoke. Evacuation begins immediately.
9:45 a.m.: The White House evacuates.
9:57 a.m.: Bush departs from Florida.
10:05 a.m.: The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses, plummeting into the streets below. A massive cloud of dust and debris forms and slowly drifts away from the building.
10:08 a.m.: Secret Service agents armed with automatic rifles are deployed into Lafayette Park across from the White House.
10:10 a.m.: A portion of the Pentagon collapses.
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.
A small list of those who died
American Airlines Flight 11: Boston to Los Angeles: CREW: -- John Ogonowski, 52, Dracut, Massachusetts, pilot. -- Tom McGuiness, 42, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, co-pilot. -- Sara Low, Batesville, Arkansas, flight attendant. PASSENGERS: -- David Angell, 54, Pasadena, California, executive producer, NBC's "Frasier." -- Lynn Angell, Pasadena, California. -- Edmund Glazer, 41, Chatsworth, California, chief financial officer, MRV Communications Inc. -- Daniel C. Lewin, 31, co-founder, Akamai Technologies. -- Tara Creamer, 30, Worcester, Massachusetts. -- Ted Hennessey, 35, Belmont, Massachusetts. -- Peter Gay, 54, Taunton, Massachusetts, vice president and general manager, Raytheon Co. plant. -- Charles Jones, 48, Bedford, Massachusetts. -- Bill Weems, Marblehead, Massachusetts, commercial producer. -- David Retik, Needham, Massachusetts. -- Robin Caplin, Natick, Massachusetts. -- Mary Wahlstrom, 75, Kaysville, Utah. -- Carolyn Beug, Los Angeles. -- Anna Williams Allison, 48, Stoneham, Massachusetts. -- Jeffrey Coombs, 42, Abington, Massachusetts. -- Thelma Cuccinello, 71, Wilmot, New Hampshire. -- Alex Filipov, 70, Concord, Massachusetts. -- Paige Farley Hackel, 46, Newton, Massachusetts. -- Richard Ross, 58, Newton, Massachusetts. --Timothy Ward, California. --Berry Berenson, 53, Los Angeles, actress and photographer. United Airlines Flight 175: Boston to Los Angeles: CREW: -- Victor J. Saracini, 51, Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania, pilot. -- Al Marchand, Alamogordo, New Mexico, flight attendant. -- Amy Jarret, 28, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, flight attendant. PASSENGERS: -- Brian D. Sweeney, 38, Barnstable, Massachusetts. -- Garnet "Ace" Bailey, 53, Lynnfield, Massachusetts, director of pro scouting, Los Angeles Kings. -- Mark Bavis, 31, scout, Los Angeles Kings. -- Peter Hanson, Massachusetts. -- Susan Hanson, Massachusetts. -- Christine Hanson, 2, Massachusetts. -- Jesus Sanchez, 45, Hudson, Massachusetts, off-duty flight attendant. -- James E. Hayden, 47, Westford, Massachusetts. -- Ruth McCourt, 24, Westford, Massachusetts. -- Juliana Valentine McCourt, 4, Westford, Massachusetts. -- John Cahill, Wellesley, Massachusetts. -- Shawn Nassaney, 25, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. -- Lynn Goodchild, 25, Attleboro, Massachusetts. -- Lisa Frost, 22, Rancho Santa Margarita, California. American Airlines Flight 77: Washington to Los Angeles: CREW: -- Michelle Heidenberger, Chevy Chase, Maryland, flight attendant. PASSENGERS: -- Barbara Olson, 45, TV commentator and lawyer. -- Karen A. Kincaid, 40, Washington, D.C., lawyer, Wiley Rein & Fielding. -- Christopher Newton, Long Beach, California. -- Leslie A. Whittington, 45, University Park, Maryland, Georgetown University professor. -- Charles S. Falkenberg, 45, University Park, Maryland. -- Bob Speisman, New York. United Airlines Flight 93: Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco: CREW: -- Cee Cee Lyles, Fort Myers, Florida, flight attendant. PASSENGERS: -- Mark Bingham, 31, San Francisco. -- Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Thoratec Corp. World Trade Center: -- Rev. Michael Judge, New York Fire Department chaplain. -- Ray Downey, firefighter, chief of special operations command. -- William Feehan, First Deputy Commissioner of Fire Department. --Captain Walter Hynes of Ladder company 13 --Peter Ganci, Fire Department chief.
A few Voices from around the World
This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing. America: The Good Neighbor.
Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator. What follows is the full text of his trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record
"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.
Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.
When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.
When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped.
The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent, warmongering Americans.
I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all the International lines except Russia fly American Planes?
Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy, and you find men on the moon - not once, but several times - and safely home again.
You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to look at . Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.
When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke.
I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.
Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those."
Stand proud, America! Wear it proudly!!
Canada supports you a 100%. We will provide your people with shelter, services and all the help needed to find those bastards as soon as possible. Once they are found...they will forever suffer and burn in hell. I sincerely regret I never had a chance to see your beautiful city...New York...the way it was...
(I wish to give a Special Thanks to Australia for your e-mails and for being one of the 1st to help us out From WW I to Now)
I too would like to add my condolences for all those who lost there lives in this tragedy. The feelings for all are felt throughout the world. I am in Australia and we too feel your pain as there is nearly 100 Australians killed or missing in this tragedy too. We are still in shock and disbelief over what has happened and can only start to imagine how the families of the dead or missing are feeling. We are praying for all of you involved and pray for all the volounteers that have so much yet to do to clean up from this mess. We only hope the cuplrit is found soon and suffers the way you have all suffered. He will be made to pay for what he has done. another message about americans not getting any help from any other country i would just like to point out that as much as i agree with what you have said we here in Australia do have a group of firefighters on standby to assist america as soon as they say the word and this is not the first time we Australians have offered to help America. -Leanne
The terrible tragedy that has happened has deeply shocked the world. A very good friend of mine died from this attack. He was always smiling and spreading happiness to everyone he knew. He will be missed greatly. Nimita Gosai, North London
I watched the horror on TV, I could not believe what I was seeing it was like something out of a movie. I can only imagine what the people of America are feeling. As I come from Scotland I remember what the feeling was like after Lockerbie and the Americans who supported the Scottish people, so I am sending my condolences to all of America and hope these words ease your loss and to let you know that we are saying prayers for you all. God Bless Catriona Paterson
If I in the UK can help by observing a 3 minute silence, putting flowers at the US Embassy, and attending church, helps in any way, no matter how small it may be compared to what the people in New York and Washington are going through, then I will do these things every day This was the week that the World Cried Chris Erotokritou & Family
I am not American, but i feel a deep sorrow within me and i am tearing as i type this. I weep for the loss of sacred lives, i weep at the pain of familes having to endure this loss of lives. I shudder at the thought of how the people on those hijacked planes must have felt b4 their horrible end. To all affected, my heart goes utter out to u. i will pray for u. Singapore
I too, from Singapore and would like to express my deepest condolence to the American people. I hope God will guide America into finding the culprit of this massacre. This unforgivable act done must be brought to justice and punished!
I am not American..Actually say I am Korean..(sorry for my poor english..please understand my mind...)I express my sorrow at many people's death......And I wish injured people will be recover completely... it's unbelievable.... I am mourning at all firemen and policeman who is dead in rescue... they are hero... I will remember forever your effort...
Hi all, it has been a terrible day for all of USA and the entire world as we all share the trauma and sadness of this horrific terrorist attack. I just want to voice out our concern to all of the Americans and to let u know that we on the eastern side of the globe are too sharing the same grief and sorrow as fellow citizens of this planet. I hope non of the fellow B.net or D2 players were injured in anyway from this attack... Hope that all will recover soon and may the perpetrators be caught and brought to justice!
I've been glued to my television all day, and I still can't believe it...I cannot believe the horror I've just witnessed...My heart goes out to all the Americans who have lost their lives in this tragedy...
The World Trade Center was the heart of New York..an Icon of Power..of Pride...I can only imagine all the repercussions...innocent peoples lives taken away, the economy greatly shaken, the american history forever changed, the city's beautiful architecture and attraction, peoples rights and freedom lost, all the data/computers that have been destroyed...
As the planes were lost And the smoke was cleared We stared at the reality Of what we always feared. But beyond our horror And disbelief So shall rise anger As we deal with our grief.
People of Earth, Forget not this day For the Sleeping Giant has awakened And he can not be kept at bay. Flik
This will turn things down MAJOR. I wonder when it will be fixed, if ever. Someone will pay, who? How long will it take to restore everything. Will it ever be the same again?. Share with me.
-to my friends in the US- "Hope you're all alright, physically. Mentally this affects us all." -VilleK.
I Got These from Our E-Mails
Thank You Ingrid Hofflepot
WE'LL GO FORWARD FROM THIS MOMENT (By Leonard Pitts Jr. 9-14-01) It's my job to have something to say. They pay me to provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be addressed to the unknown author of this suffering. You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard. What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward's attack on our World Trade Center, our Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed. Did you want us to respect your cause? You just damned your cause. Did you want to make us fear? You just steeled our resolve. Did you want to tear us apart? You just brought us together. Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome family, a family rent by racial, social, political and class division, but a family nonetheless. We're frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous emotional energy on pop cultural minutiae -- a singer's revealing dress, a ball team's misfortune, a cartoon mouse. We're wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a certain sense of blithe entitlement. We are fundamentally decent, though -- peace-loving and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to do it. And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith, believers in a just and loving God. Some people -- you, perhaps -- think that any or all of this makes us weak. You're mistaken. We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot be measured by arsenals. IN PAIN Yes, we're in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock. We're still grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did, still working to make ourselves understand that this isn't a special effect from some Hollywood blockbuster, isn't the plot development from a Tom Clancy novel. Both in terms of the awful scope of their ambition and the probable final death toll, your attacks are likely to go down as the worst acts of terrorism in the history of the United States and, probably, the history of the world. You've bloodied us as we have never been bloodied before. But there's a gulf of difference between making us bloody and making us fall. This is the lesson Japan was taught to its bitter sorrow the last time anyone hit us this hard, the last time anyone brought us such abrupt and monumental pain. When roused, we are righteous in our outrage, terrible in our force. When provoked by this level of barbarism, we will bear any suffering, pay any cost, go to any length, in the pursuit of justice. I tell you this without fear of contradiction. I know my people, as you, I think, do not. What I know reassures me. It also causes me to tremble with dread of the future. In the days to come, there will be recrimination and accusation, fingers pointing to determine whose failure allowed this to happen and what can be done to prevent it from happening again. There will be heightened security, misguided talk of revoking basic freedoms. We'll go forward from this moment sobered, chastened, sad. But determined, too. Unimaginably determined. THE STEEL IN US You see, the steel in us is not always readily apparent. That aspect of our character is seldom understood by people who don't know us well. On this day, the family's bickering is put on hold. As Americans we will weep, as Americans we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all that we cherish. So I ask again: What was it you hoped to teach us? It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred. If that's the case, consider the message received. And take this message in exchange: You don't know my people. You don't know what we're capable of. You don't know what you just started. But you're about to learn.- Leonard Pitts Jr.
Thank You Mike Zacha
Today I sat down with my four year old daughter! We had talked in detail of what has happened on Tuesday. She being four and not having a total acknowledgement of this intense situation i tried my best to answer her every question. I believe in The God Almighty! I tried to go to the Good Word for help that this innocent little being could comprehend. So she being this cute little four year old asked a question that everyone has asked and dont have an answer for! The question being "Why? Why, Daddy, Why did this happen?" just then my wife walked in while i was trying to find the words to answer her simple but very complex question. My wife said, "God needed some angels to help Us with this very bad thing." Looking at my daughter she Smiled and said "Angels".... Mike Zacha Jr Son of a Retired Air Force Msgt
Thank You Judy
I am one American who believes we will Stand Tall and Proud as we have always done through the years. This is a time for All Americans to stand together no matter what religion you may be it's a time to show the World that we will come back stronger and prouder than we have ever have been before. We Americans may have issue among our own people but when a tragedy attacks our freedom our friends, families, neighbors and co-worker we stand united as Americans. My heart aches and my heart goes out to all who have lost someone but they need to remember they are not alone they have America standing beside them, we are all family and we are all Americans. Stand Tall and Proud America
By Judy Guin Livermore Ca.
Since the mouring of Sept,11,2001 my heart has been very heavy and hurt,saddened,angry, very mixed emotions. Friday Sept. 14th,2001 I went to my church to join in on the National Prayer day. As soon as I walked in My Heart was lifted, I had a sense of saftey in my heart and mind. And with the Help of the Lord God Almighty we will get through this, it will be a long process,but we will pull through. A. S. A. P Always say a prayer. to start your day. And remember Osalem ben Laden has to deal with the Lord in the end. God Bless America!!-Mindy Taylor , Alaska USA
Hero's at Work
ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS
Thank You AMBER
HE BOWS HIS HEAD AND SAYS A QUICK PRAYER AS HE RUSHES TO THE SITE. AND IN THAT PRAYER HE ASKED THE LORD TO KEEP HIM SAFE THIS NIGHT. THE HEAT IS HIGH, AND THE FLAMES RAGE ON AS HE RISKS HIS LIFE AGAIN. NO THANKS ARE GIVEN; NO RECOGNNITION, TO THIS BRAVE, STRONG MAN. NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THIS MAN OR WHY HE'S IN THIS DANGEROUS PLACE. BUT YOU CAN SEE HIS LOVE FOR ANY LIFE ACROSS HIS SOOT-STAINED FACE. HE WALKS THROUGH FIRE AND DARES TO DANCE WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD. AND EVERYONE TELLS HIM CONSTANTLY THAT IT'S A MIRACLE HE'S NOT DEAD. WHEN THIS IS SAID, HE'LL JUST SHAKE HIS HEAD AND SAY,"ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG." FOR IN HIS HEART HE THINKS THE LORD KNOWS THAT HE'S ONLY JUST BEGUN. AND IF THIS TIME HE SHOULD GO AND LOSE HIS VERY LIFE, HE'LL SEE ALL THE GOOD HE'S DONE AND FEEL THE LOVE OF HIS CHILDREN AND HIS WIFE. SO WHEN THE CALL GOES OUT AGAIN, HE'LL SAY THAT SAME QUICK PRAYER THAT HE'LL BE PROTECTED ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER FIREMAN TERE. THANK TOU ALL!!
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Michael B. and Kathy L. McClung
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