We will never forget the horror of Sept. 11
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 — Who among us can forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001?
While the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 remains what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy,” Americans also remember the horror wreaked by 15 terrorists armed with box cutters who hijacked three commercial jetliners full of civilians and flew them into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
Other terrorists who apparently intended to make the U.S. Capitol building their target also hijacked a fourth plane, but the passengers confronted them and all 44 souls were lost and four hijackers killed when the plane crashed short of its target in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Just before the crash, passenger Todd Beamer famously asked several passengers who sought to regain control of the jet liner, “Are you guys ready? Okay. Let’s roll.”