Former Gov. George Pataki, in a radio interview Sunday, recalled the "feelings of absolute horror" he felt upon arriving at the site, but also the "tremendous pride" in seeing first responders and New Yorkers of all stripes rushing to offer aid.
The Pentagon Memorial will also hold its anniversary commemoration and is the first national memorial dedicated to the terror attacks on 9/11.
The sixteenth anniversary of the Nine Eleven terrorist attack in the United States is being observed today.
Sixteen years after the nation's deadliest terrorist attack, the relatives of those lost at the World Trade Center will gather once more at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to honor the almost 3,000 people who were killed that day. She said she tries to attend every year. Two of the planes targeted the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. For the same reason, it is a day they likely don't want to remember.
GettyThe al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out the attacks.
Good spent the entire day, like most of America, watching updates on the television.
On September 24, 2002, Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. Thirty-three passengers and seven crew members were killed. "We are grateful to our partners at the National Park Service, National Park Foundation and the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial for the opportunity to work hand in hand from the very beginning in order to create what we feel is an extraordinary memorial to the 40 heroes of Flight 93". Name-readers Monday gave updates on family graduations and marriages and remembered loved ones' flair for surfing or drawing on coffee-shop napkins.
We are inviting you, our readers to share your stories from September 11, 2001.
"I didn't believe it", he said.