Remembering September 11, 2001 Eighteen Years Later

Video: How 9/11 Unfolded

September 10, 2019

Photo by Fabina Sbina/ Hugh Zareasky/Getty Images


It's a day that will remain etched into my head forever. I think it's like my parents remembering where they were when JFK was assassinated.

**Warning: This video may contain visuals that could upset you**

The morning of September 11, 2001:

8:46 a.m. - Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC).

9:03 a.m. - Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC).

9:37 a.m. - Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.

9:59 a.m. - The South Tower (2 WTC) collapses.

10:03 a.m. - After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.

10:28 a.m. - The North Tower (1 WTC) collapses. The 16-acre World Trade Center site is in ruins, with collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately.


After those moments and the months later, there were amazing humane things that I witnessed. People seemed kinder; it seemed that we all wanted to help each other; we were all Americans. 

Thank you to our first responders that run to the danger while we search for safety.