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Sept. 11, 2001: A day we'll never forget
On a brilliant, sunny Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, the United States shifted from a nation vaguely concerned about its enemies around the world to a nation ready to declare war on terrorists and on the countries that house and support them.
8:46 a.m. EDT: American Airlines Flight 11 slams into the north tower of the World Trade Center Tuesday, touching off an inferno that forces dozens of people to leap to certain death.
9:03 a.m. EDT: United Airlines Flight 175 flies directly into the south tower of the World Trade Center, touching off what would become twin infernos, trapping thousands of workers.
9:37 a.m. EDT: American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into one of the five faces of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
10:03 a.m. EDT: United Airlines Flight 93, nosedives into the ground in an empty field in Somerset County, Pa., with reports of heart-breaking cell-phone calls home to bid farewell to loved ones.
September 11, 2012