On September 11, 2001 two planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3000 people died and the skyline of New York was changed forever in the most deadly terrorist attack on United States soil. On the same date in 2002 and every year since then, the American president has proclaimed a day of remembrance. Many Americans refer to Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11 (for more info, click here).
I was working at Sears in Little Rock when it happened. The tv's located in the hardware department were switched from the Bob Vila commercials that were played on loop all day to CNN or Fox News. Customers would come in and everyone stood underneath those televisions watching. It was unbelievable.
Where were you?