Tuesday, September 11, 2001 began like any other ordinary work day for thousands of
In Boston at precisely 7:58 in the morning, 56 passengers, two pilots, and seven
flight attendants boarded United Airlines flight 175 and departed for Los Angeles.
later, 81 passengers, two pilots, and nine flight attendants boarded American Airlines flight 11
and departed from Boston for Los Angeles as well.
Both of these planes were hijacked by Al-
Queda suicide bombers, who had other intentions in mind.
In New York City, the day began as
any other, thousands of people taking the subway or simply walking to their jobs, most sitting
down at their fancy desks, drinking their fourth cup of coffee for the day with no knowledge that
their world was about to be turned upside down. The two towers of the World Trade Center were
busy with work on this Tuesday morning with thousands of workers scrambling around.
am, American airlines flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center,
sending New York City into a time of panic.
Seventeen minutes later, United Airlines flight 175
crashed into the South tower of the World Trade Center.
New York City, a usually vibrant city,
full of glitz and glam, was in a state of shock.
Many visitors and citizens alike stopped
everything and stood still to watch the newfound tragic events on the large video screens in Time
Fireman and policeman from all around the United States came to New York City to aid
in the catastrophe.
An astonishing 2,899 people were killed on this historic day.
Americans, no matter which political party, September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever live in