Six Month Remembrance of September 11
On this six month anniversary let us take a
moment to pause and remember and reflect about the tragic day
our world changed. We have all gotten on with our own lives,
hopefully learning lessons about kindness and love we will never
To all of the families and friends of victims...We have not forgotten.
There is no way to express the sadness that overwhelms the
world from this terrorist attack on humanity. God
Bless the victims, families, and friends of this tragedy. God
Bless the heroic Police, Firemen, Emergency Medical Services
people, and all other rescue workers.
Flash Movie World
Dreams of Peace
by Lisa Jo Ewert
8:48 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11,
a Boeing 767 en route from Boston's Logan Airport to Los Angeles
International with 92 people onboard, slams into the north tower, 1
World Trade Center.
9:05 a.m. Approximately 18 minutes
later, United Airlines Flight 175, also a Boeing 767 enroute from Boston
to Los Angeles with 65 people onboard, hits the south tower, 2 World
9:21 a.m. New York City Port Authority
closes all bridges and tunnels in New York City.
9:24 a.m. President Bush calls the
crashes "an apparent terrorist attack on our country."
9:32 a.m. New York Stock Exchange
closed 9:40 a.m. The FAA orders the entire nationwide air traffic system
shut down. All flights at U.S. airports are stopped. 9:43 a.m. American
Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 enroute from Dulles Airport outside
Washington to LAX with 58 passengers and six crew members, crashes into
the Pentagon. One of the building's five sides collapses.
9:45 a.m. The White House is evacuated.
9:59 a.m. The south tower of the World
Trade Center collapses in a plume of ash and debris.
10:06 a.m. United Airlines Flight
93, a Boeing 757 en route from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco with 38
passengers and seven crew members, crashes just north of the Somerset
County Airport, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Shortly before
impact, a passenger called on his cell phone from a locked bathroom:
"We are being hijacked, we are being hijacked!"
10:24 a.m. The FAA reports that all
inbound transatlantic flights are to be diverted to Canada.
10:28 a.m. The World Trade Center's
north tower collapses.
12:15 p.m. The United States closes
some border crossings with Canada and Mexico.
1:02 p.m. New York Mayor Rudolph
Guiliani orders an evacuation of Manhattan south of Canal Street.
1:04 p.m. In a speech at Barksdale Air
Force Base in Louisiana, President Bush announces that security measures
are being taken and says: "Make no mistake, the United States will
hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts."
1:44 p.m. The Navy dispatches aircraft
carriers and guided missile destroyers to New York and Washington.
Around the country, fighters, airborne radar and refueling planes
scramble. The North American Aerospace Defense Command go to its highest
1:44 p.m. President Bush leaves
Barksdale Air Force Base for Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base, home to
the U.S. Strategic Command. 4:30 p.m. President Bush leaves Offutt Air
Force Base in Nebraska for Washington.
4:45 p.m. The City of New York
announces that 200 firefighters have been killed and 78 police officers
5:20 p.m. Seven World Trade Center, a
47-story tower, collapses from ancillary damage.