Remembering September 11
8:42 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 81 passengers, nine flight attendants and two pilots, hijacked from Boston en route to Los Angeles, slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
9:00 a.m. United Airlines flight 175, a Boeing 767 heading for Los Angeles, carrying 58 passengers, four flight attendants and two pilots slammed into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
9:43 a.m. American Airlines flight 77, a Boeing 757 leaving Dulles airport for Los Angles with 58 passengers and six crew members, crashed into the Pentagon. A portion of the Pentagon collapsed 30 minutes later as a result of the crash.
10: 29 a.m. United Airlines flight 93, a Boeing 757 taking off from Newark, New Jersey, heading for San Francisco, carrying 38 passengers, two pilots and five attendants, crashes just south of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, outside Pittsburgh.
In less than two hours, the world changed forever. Thousands of people died, the economy was shattered, and the most powerful nation in the world was brought to a standstill, all because a few politically and religiously intolerant men didn’t like the American lifestyle.There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feelings as moral indignation which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.