September 11, 2001 will remain in the minds of Americans for years to come as yet another “day of infamy” our nation has witnessed.
The terror began at 8:45 a.m., when American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, a Boeing 767 carrying 92 people, collided with the northern most tower of the World Trade Center. Witnesses and authorities, alike, believed the crash to be an aeronautical accident.
Eighteen minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., a second airliner, United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston to Los Angeles, a Boeing 767 carrying 65 people, slammed into the second tower. The second collision was caught on live television and at that point the nation knew it was under attack.