Friday, April 16

In Remembrance of September 11, 2001: What were you doing on that day?

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15 years ago on this day, September 11, 2001, the day America was attacked, was a day when Americans witnessed the most terrifying and tragic events in American history: Two planes crashing into the World Trade Center and the towers collapsing in a pillar of thick black smoke, another airplane crashed into the Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C., and a fourth airplane crashed in a rural part of Pennsylvania, when passengers fought back against terrorists who were planning to crash it into a Washington, D.C. landmark.

After one of the nation’s darkest days are now back in the spotlight as America commemorates the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, many Americans pay tribute to those lost during that day by remembering what they were doing on that day.

On social media, people are posting messages about their memories of that day, using the hashtags #NeverForget and #September11.

Do you remember what you were doing on 9-11? It’s a story recounted by many who lived through it.

mineta911President George W. Bush’s was the current president during September 11, 2001 and the United States Secretary of Transportation was Norman Mineta. Photo by

As the U.S. 14th Secretary of Transportation, Mr. Mineta oversaw an agency with 100,000 employees and a $60 billion budget.  “Transportation is the key to generating and enabling economic growth, determine the patterns of that growth, and the competitiveness of our businesses in the world economy,” said Secretary Norman Mineta.

Norman Mineta recalled his incredible and amazing story on 9/11:

 – During September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Mr. Mineta orders a temporary grounding of all civilian aircraft for security reasons for the first time in American history and secured the cooperation of the Canadian government in diverting incoming international flights to Canada. Read his full story, Norman Mineta’s ‘Decision Point’: Forever Changing American Air Travels…

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