Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Nineteen years ago Friday, the world, including America, was glued to its television screen as events in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania unfolded. It was the day 19 terrorists associated with al Qaeda commandeered four airliners and turned them into huge weapons. At 8:45 a.m. the first plane, loaded with fuel for a transcontinental flight slammed into the 80th floor of the World Trade Center. Many were killed in the building and many more were trapped above the crash site. Less than 20 minutes later a second plane would crash into the south tower at the 60th floor. That was when the first crash was no longer an accident, and America was under attack.