On this 20th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, we ask you to join us on Patriot’s Day (National Day of Service and Remembrance) as we honor first responders and the countless others who are serving or have served to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe.
On September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 people lost their lives during the attacks at the Twin Towers, Pentagon and aboard United Airlines Flight 93. At 8:46 a.m. ET, American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) hit the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. At 9:03 a.m. ET, United Airlines Flight 175 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) hit the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. At 9:37 a.m. ET, American Airlines Flight 77 (traveling from Dulles, VA, to Los Angeles) hit the Pentagon Building in Washington. And at 10:03 a.m. ET, United Airlines Flight 93 (traveling from Newark, NJ, to San Francisco) crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA.
Photo: The smoldering fires of the World Trade Center (WTC) reflected on the visor of a US Air Force MH-53M Pave Low IV flight engineer as they fly over the area days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States. (Courtesy of USAF)