18 Years Later – Remembering September 11th, 2001


Tyler Sikes, Journalist

At 8:46:40 AM, Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, United Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 was hijacked and crashed into the North face of Tower 1 of WTC.

The United States was completely unaware of what had exactly happened, until 9:03:02 AM when the South face of Tower 2 was struck by United Airlines Flight 175 which was captured live on film.

Just before 10 AM, the South Tower collapsed. At 10:28:22 AM, the North Tower fell as well. The unbelievable event that was unfolding before millions of peoples very eyes became aware that the United States is under attack.

Today, 18 years later, we still remember the near 3,000 lives lost on this tragic day. Today, FCA of Cape Central gathered and held “See You at the Pole” in remembrance of 9/11. Senior Anita Kellum said, “We had a great turn out, and hoped that this informed everyone on the tragedy that happened and knowing that we can overcome anything if we stick together as a nation.” This horrific event was an act of pure hatred.  From former United States President George W. Bush, he says “Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”