It was 18 years ago that, at 8:46am, the first plane struck the first World Trade Center North Tower. That was the moment when life in America was forever changed. Shortly after that, we watched in horror as a second plane flew into the South Tower. President Bush soon confirmed our worst thoughts and fears were true; we were under terrorist attack. Two more planes filled with innocent souls would be used as weapons by those who sought to destroy our nation. Flight 77, at 9:37, struck the Pentagon. The fourth aircraft would become the site of one of the most striking battles against terrorism, in this writer's opinion. Flight 93 would land in a Pennsylvania field after a small group of determined passengers, patriots, would attempt to retake control of the aircraft from the terrorists. These men and women, without question, saved countless lives by preventing those terrorists, instruments of evil if you will, from reaching their intended target. A target we will, thankfully, never know.
This Morning 94.5 WGTK The Answer spent some time sharing with our listeners their memories of that day. Now, via our friends at WSPA, we have a list of events here in the Upstate where you can join in remembering and honoring all those lost and the heroes who were there to try to help.