Thursday, September 10, 2015 – The Day Before The World Forever Changed
Tomorrow when you wake up and realize it is September 11, your first thought will be “where was I?” at 8:46 AM that morning fourteen years ago.
According to the established time line for that morning – At 8:46:30 American Airlines Flight 11 crashed at roughly 466 mph (790 km/h or 219m/s or 425 knots) into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99.
My second thought will be: I was in the air on an American Airlines flight returning to Texas from Tampa, Florida. It could have been my flight. Tampa would later be revealed as a possible terrorist training ground.
In going through boxes I found two boxes of 35mm slides from my first trip to New York City in 1986. I share these three photographs with you today as a reminder of those who sacrificed their lives that day and for those who sacrifice their lives on a daily basis for our freedom.