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September 11, 2001

Click on the yellow ribbon image to link to the Internet Remembrance Campaign Website. updated 9/11/04

America is symbolized here
     as a tree that has been damaged 
     but is again healthy and strong.

On that day, 
something on the order of 10,000
children lost a parent.

America, visibly wounded, is symbolized here as a once damaged tree, recovered and still standing strong against a peaceful sky.


The history of the United States is rich with examples of overcoming adversaries.

In God
We Trust

Pray for those lost on September 11, and pray for an end to violent use of terror to harm others, and of terrorist organizations, worldwide. Thus, God will bless you and America the strong.

Hijacked Planes As Weapons

September 11, 2001

Bostonís Logan Airport
7:59 a.m., American Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 on board includes nine flight attendants and both pilots. The plane is supposed to fly from Boston to Los Angeles; but over New York state, it is diverted and forced south. 

8:14 a.m., Boston, United Flight 175, a Boeing 767 with 65 aboard is in the air, bound for Los Angeles. Flight 11's transponder terminates transmissions at this time.

At 8:28 Flight 11 veers to fly south, directly toward New York's World Trade Center.

At 8:42, Flight 175 also veers off course. The transponder becomes silent by 8:46 as the plane is now on a path to the south tower of the World Trade Center, exploding through the building at 9:03 am.

Newark Airport
At 8 a.m., United Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 45 aboard was bound to San Francisco when it was hijacked at about 9:30 am.

Washington Dulles Airport
At 8:20, American Flight 77, a Boeing 757 with 64 people aboard, takes off bound for Los Angeles. It was taken over and at 8:56 it is looped back, shortly afterwards heading directly to the Pentagon.

8:48 am (EDT)

United Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center and explodes. Shocked New Yorkers are stunned to gawking silence.

A few minutes later, United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center, exploding into the building and setting it afire, as news cameras rolled.

Both buildings are burning at 9:03 a.m.

At 9:21, all New York City bridges and tunnels are closed and the subway and bus service in downtown Manhattan are suspended.

America is in shock!

At 9:31 a.m., President George W. Bush addresses the nation, calling the crashes "an apparent terrorist attack." On route to Washington, Air Force One carrying Bush from Florida to Washington is diverted to a military base in Louisiana as news worsens. 

At 9:37 the Pentagon is hit by Flight 77. The plane crash kills 189 including all aboard as it sliced in at an angle, leaving a deadly and ugly gash in the Pentagon. The impact and resulting fireball caused a five-story section of the building to collapse. 

The Capitol and West Wing of the White House are evacuated by 9:48 a.m. All domestic flights are suspended nationwide.

At 9:59 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.

Flight 93, crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh at about 10:06 a.m.


God Bless America 
 - image of firefighters 
   raising the USA 
   flag at Ground Zero.

9/11 terrorist attacks
spark American optimism 

controlled chaos

A portion of the Pentagon collapses at 10:10 a.m.

By 10:20 a.m. all arriving flights from outside the United States are being diverted to Canada. The skies above America are nearly emptied of air traffic.

At 10:29, the World Trade Center's north tower collapses from the top down in less than 5 seconds, releasing a tremendous cloud of debris and smoke.

By 10:38, officials confirm that United Airlines Flight 93, en route to San Francisco from Newark, N.J., has crashed 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. None of the 45 people aboard believed to have survived.

From 10:30 to 11 a.m., evacuations are ordered at the tallest skyscrapers in several cities, and major tourist attractions are closed, including Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Walt Disney World, Seattle's Space Needle, and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. 

The United Nations closes. The Securities and Exchange Commission closes all U.S. financial markets for the day. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani calls for evacuation of lower Manhattan.

At 1:02 p.m., Mayor Giuliani orders an evacuation of all of Manhattan south of Canal Street. At 1:20, President Bush leaves Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, for Nebraska for a national security briefing. By 3 p.m. Navy missile destroyers and other equipment are in route to New York and Washington.

Throughout the day and night, Americans are glued to radio and TV reports, mostly from home as large cities encourage closing of business. 

At 5:25 p.m., Building 7 of the World Trade Center complex, a 47-story tower, collapses.

Grieving Resolve

At 8:30 p.m., President Bush addresses the nation, saying "thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil."


President Bush asked for prayers for the families and friends of Tuesday's victims.


"These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve," he said.


The president said the U.S. government will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed the acts and those who harbor them.

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The men who took over the planes that day were armed with box-cutter knives. Their leader has been identified by the FBI as Mohammad Atta, who had a United Arab Emirates passport and underwent flight training. 

Atta's suitcase, found at Logan airport, contained a video on flying airliners, a fuel consumption calculator and a copy of the Koran.

9-11 Commission

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Fallen Americans from the September 11 attacks are mourned and deeply missed. 
      Always remember the heroes of 9/11.

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