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September 11, 2010

Never Forgetting 9.11.2001 ~ We Will Never Forget!!


Man Trying to climb down the face of building


INSIDE WTC Before collapse


Timeline of Events of Sept. 11th 2001

7:58 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 175 departs Boston for Los Angeles,

7:58 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 175 departs Boston for Los Angeles, carrying 56 passengers, two pilots, and seven flight attendants. The Boeing 767 is hijacked after takeoff and diverted to New York.

7:59 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 11 departs Boston for Los Angeles, carrying 81 passengers, two pilots, and nine flight attendants. This Boeing 767 is also hijacked and diverted to New York.

8:01 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 38 passengers, two pilots, and five flight attendants, leaves Newark, N.J., for San Francisco.

8:10 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 77 departs Washington's Dulles International Airport for Los Angeles, carrying 58 passengers, two pilots, and four flight attendants.

The Boeing 757 is hijacked after takeoff.

8:46 a.m. - American Flight 11 from Boston crashes into the North Tower
at the World Trade Center.

9 a.m. - President Bush arrives at Sarasota, Fla., school for speech. White House chief of staff
Andrew Card tells him a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center.

9:03 a.m. - United Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the South Tower at the World Trade Center.

- U.S. Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all New York area airports.

9:05 a.m. - President Bush is visiting a second-grade class when Card whispers to him that a second plane has struck the towers. President delays plans to address the tragedy, deciding to get more information first.

9:21 a.m. - Bridges and tunnels leading into New York City are closed.

9:25 a.m. - All domestic flights are grounded by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

9:30 a.m. - President Bush meets privately with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who briefs him. He delivers first remarks on the tragedy and asks for a moment of silence for the victims and their families.

9:45 a.m. - American Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.

10 a.m. - Aboard Air Force One en route to Louisiana, President Bush calls Vice President Dick Cheney and puts America's military on a high alert status. Sifts through reports from staff, including erroneous report that a car bomb had struck the State Department. Gets news that a plane has crashed near Pittsburgh.

10:05 a.m. - The South Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.

10:05 a.m. - The White House is evacuated.

10:10 a.m. - A large section of one side of The Pentagon collapses.

10:10 a.m. - United Flight 93 crashes in a wooded area in Pennsylvania after passengers confront hijackers.
One passenger, Todd Beamer calls his wife on a cell phone and tells her of the plan to over power the hijackers.
The connection remains open after Beamer puts the phone down. Lisa Beamer hears her husband tell the other passengers "Let's roll" signaling the start of the attack.

10:28 a.m. - The North Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.

11:40 a.m. - President Bush arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., where he makes series of telephone calls
from a general's conference room. Tells Cheney in telephone call, "It's the faceless coward that attacks."
He also talks to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and New York Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

1 p.m. - President Bush speaks to the country from a briefing room at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. (text below)

"I want to reassure the American people that the full resources of the federal government are working to assist local authorities to save lives and to help the victims of these attacks. Make no mistake: The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts.
I've been in regular contact with the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, the national security team and my Cabinet. We have taken all appropriate security precautions to protect the American people. Our military at home and around the world is on high alert status, and we have taken the necessary security precautions to continue the functions of your government.
We have been in touch with the leaders of Congress and with world leaders to assure them that we will do whatever is necessary to protect America and Americans.
I ask the American people to join me in saying a thanks for all the folks who have been fighting hard to rescue our fellow citizens and to join me in saying a prayer for the victims and their families.
The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake: We will show the world that we will pass this test. God bless."

1:15 p.m. - President Bush departs conference room for Air Force One in a camouflaged Humvee. Talks to Cheney again en route to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska and schedules a 4 p.m. meeting of his national security staff. Also talks to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Gov. George Pataki. "I know your heart is broken and your city is strained and anything we can do, let me know," Bush says.

3:07 p.m. - President Bush arrives at U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

4:36 p.m. - President Bush departs for Washington. En route, he calls first lady Laura Bush and says,
"I'm coming home, see you at the White House." Works with aides on his prime-time speech.

6 p.m. (approx) - Leaders and members from both sides of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate make a
joint statement on the attacks and end the press conference with the singing of "God Bless America".

7 p.m. - President Bush arrives at White House to prepare for address.

8:30 p.m. - President Bush speaks to nation from The Oval Office (text below).

"Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberateand deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors.
Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.
The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.
These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.
Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, and we responded with the best of America, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could.
Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it's prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C., to help with local rescue efforts.
Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured and to take every precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from further attacks.
The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal agencies in Washington which had to be evacuated today are reopening for essential personnel tonight and will be open for business tomorrow.
Our financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open for business as well.
The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts.
I've directed the full resources for our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.
I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks. And on behalf of the American people, I thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and assistance.
America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world and we stand together to win the war against terrorism.
Tonight I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me."
This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time.
None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.
Thank you. Good night and God bless America."

8:35 p.m. - Bush attends national security meeting.

10:21 p.m. - Meeting has ended. Secret Service radio squawks with news that Bush has gone home to bed:
"Trailblazer. Second floor of the residence."

Alan Jackson - Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning


Wild Thing's comment.........

Because of 9-11 and all the other attacks before that and since and all from Muslims in the name of their Islam we all have a greater role as an American citizen—to make sure that no one forgets what evil has been done to us.

We are stuck with a president that has had well known terrorists for friends, William Ayers and his wife. But people did not care, not only that Ayers had attacked the Pentagon. So people living through 9-11 and the attack on the Pentagon that day a few years later voted for a person with connections and friendship with yet another Pentagon bomber. Yessss America for some have a short memory for how they felt on 9-11. Or is it that so many just do not truly love America.

Not only must we never forget the 9-11 - I will never forget President Bush's courage during this time nor his administration's quick and determined actions to go after Ben Laden in Afghanistan, the axis of evil nations, and terrorists around the world! The first time the WTC was attacked, Bill Clinton did nothing. Thank GOD we had a President who was not afraid to do what was necessary to protect Americans and thank you to our allies! And thank GOD for our military heroes who have been defending us so bravely and so well! God bless each and every one of them

We had friends around the world, other countries that cared about America and felt our loss. ( Since then Obama has treated England in a shameful way)

American National Anthem played at Buckingham Palace after 9/11

Posted by Wild Thing at September 11, 2010 04:55 AM


It seems the world has forgotten who did this and in the name of whose religion it was done.

Posted by: BobF at September 11, 2010 09:54 AM

Beautiful heartfelt tribute, Chrissie....thank you.

Posted by: jan at September 11, 2010 11:35 AM

God bless America. and the effort the troops helped to support! never ever forget.

Posted by: JustinDC at September 11, 2010 11:56 AM

If we ever forget it will mean 3000 people will have died in vain. we all know what happened that day, why we all watched in horror as people were dying before our very eyes. I kept asking myself what did we as a country do to deserve this,... that people who did nothing more than go to work to make a living, were murdered for no appearant reason other than they were Americans.

I can not accept this and I can not forget. When they come here, Islam that is, and try to shove their ideology down our throat and slap us and say if you don't like this we will come and take away what you have left. Then I can not forgive either.

I say no we are Americans free men don't and won't live in fear and we don't give away as a token of tribute one penny. By allowing this travesty of a Mosque at Ground Zero we are paying tribute and surrendering our freedom. For me, I am too old and staid to go out like this I refuse.,"So help me God."

Posted by: Mark at September 11, 2010 12:09 PM

Thanks for the tribute and the reminder about the Muslim-lover who occupies the Oval Office for the moment! We should never forget either!

Posted by: Ron Russell at September 11, 2010 12:57 PM

I'm not forgetting. I remember our war with islam everyday. I won't forgive either. I hope we get rid of our traitors in Nov and in 2012.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at September 11, 2010 02:52 PM

Today was a sad, reflective, angering yet energized day.....I got my yard signs for Kasich and Portman.... We WILL overcome this travesty.... I am also walking house-to-house to pass our literature. No better day to motivate me than this one! Our grassroots group was instrumental is getting the Constitution highlighted in our hs on Friday, Sept. It is afterschool but we will take. We have to undo what the jerk says on 9/14 - his highjacking moment to speak to our vulnerable children. a--h---.

Posted by: jan at September 11, 2010 04:54 PM

1. Islam + 9/11/01 = 2,996 Murdered


(My remark: The terrorist attack against WTC in NYC on 9/11/01 is estimated to have had a yield of 2 kt, i.e. a small NUCLEAR WEAPON, according to Dr. James Carafano at the Heritage Foundation.)

2. "George Bushs 9/11 address," at .

Posted by: Anon at September 11, 2010 08:59 PM

Thank you everyone.

Jan that is so wonderful thank you for sharin about that.

Anon thanks for the added information.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 12, 2010 01:17 AM