the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, join Ridgewood’s own Mary Jo-Ann Guinchard Monday 9/11 she will be the Cantor for the 7 PM EST Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1 Passaic St. Ridgewood, NJ
God Bless each and everyone! Never forget.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were a series of coordinated suicide attacks carried out by the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against the United States. Here’s a detailed timeline of the events that took place on that fateful day:
8:46 AM: American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 carrying 92 people, crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. This is the first of the four hijackings.
9:03 AM: United Airlines Flight 175, also a Boeing 767 with 65 people on board, crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. The impact is captured live on television.
9:37 AM: American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 with 64 people, crashes into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington, Virginia.
9:59 AM: The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, approximately 56 minutes after impact, due to the intense fires weakening the building’s structural integrity.
10:03 AM: United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 44 passengers and crew, crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Passengers on board had fought back against the hijackers, preventing the plane from reaching its intended target, believed to be the U.S. Capitol or the White House.
10:28 AM: The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, about 102 minutes after impact. Both towers are now reduced to rubble.
8:30 PM: President George W. Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office, calling the attacks “evil, despicable acts of terror” and vowing to find those responsible.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a massive rescue and recovery operation was initiated, and the United States declared a “War on Terror.” The attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people from more than 90 countries, making it one of the deadliest terrorist acts in world history. The tragic events of 9/11 had a profound and lasting impact on the United States and the world, leading to significant changes in national security, foreign policy, and global counterterrorism efforts.