Photo of The Statue of Liberty with the World Trade Center in the Background

2,752 men, women and children were killed on September 11, 2001 in the second terrorist
attack on the World Trade Center.

September 11, 2001: "Today: Less humid. Sunshine. High 79."

6:00 a.m.

Polls open in New York City for primary elections.

7:59 a.m.

American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport for Los Angeles. 

8:00 a.m.

New York City public schools open for the fourth day of the new school year.

8:14 a.m.

United Airlines Flight 175 takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport for Los Angeles. 

8:20 a.m.

American Airlines Flight 77 takes off from Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport for Los Angeles.

8:42 a.m.

United Airlines Flight 93 departs 42 minutes late from Newark International Airport for San Francisco.

8:46 a.m.

After receiving a call from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Boston control center that Flight 11 has been hijacked, the Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) scrambles two military jets to the New York area from Otis Air National Guard Base, Cape Cod. 

8:46 a.m.

Hijackers crash American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 94 to 98 of 1 World Trade Center, the North Tower.

8:46 a.m.

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) receives the first report of a plane crash into the North Tower. Evacuation in the North and South
Towers begins.

9:00 a.m.

FDNY, the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) are at their highest mobilization levels. Port Authority civilian staff and all on-duty WTC response staff have mobilized.  

9:03 a.m.

Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 78 to 84 of 2 World Trade Center, the South Tower. 

9:15 a.m.

Officials begin closing New York City bridges and tunnels to all but emergency vehicles and pedestrians.  

9:25 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration orders the first-ever nationwide ground-stop, prohibiting the take-off of flights. Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) jets establish combat air patrol over Manhattan.  

9:30 a.m.

The New York Stock Exchange does not open at its scheduled time; its employees evacuate.

9:37 a.m.

Hijackers crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.

9:40 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration orders all 4,546 planes in North American airspace to land at the nearest airport.

By 9:45 a.m.

Evacuations are under way at the United States Capitol, the White House, the Empire State Building, the United Nations, the Kennedy Space Center, Disney World and major sites across the United States. 

9:59 a.m.

2 WTC, the South Tower, collapses in 9 seconds.

10:03 a.m.

Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 93 in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers launch a counterattack to seize control of the aircraft. 

10:28 a.m.

1 WTC, the North Tower, collapses in 11 seconds. All 16 acres of the World Trade Center site are in ruins.  A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately at the WTC Site. 

10:30 a.m.

New York Governor George E. Pataki declares a state of emergency in New York State.

11:02 a.m.

New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani orders the evacuation of all of Lower Manhattan below Canal Street, including workers, residents, tourists,
and schoolchildren.

1:27 p.m.

A state of emergency is declared in Washington, DC.

2:35 p.m.

Mayor Giuliani holds a press conference at the New York City Police Academy, estimating that "the number of casualties will be more than any of us can bear."

5:20 p.m.

7 World Trade Center collapses.

8:30 p.m.

President George W. Bush addresses the nation, saying: "Today, our nation saw … the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America—with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way
they could."

The Port Authority lost 84 colleagues, many of whom were among the first responders to the attacks and died trying to save others.

Joseph Amatuccio

Ozone Park, N.Y.

Officer Christopher C. Amoroso

Staten Island, N.Y. 

Jean A. Andrucki

Hoboken, N.J.

Richard A. Aronow

Mahwah, N.J.

Ezra Aviles

Commack, N.Y.

Arlene T. Babakitis

Secaucus, N.J.

James W. Barbella

Oceanside, N.Y.

Officer Maurice V. Barry

Rutherford, N.J.

Margaret L. Benson

Rockaway, N.J.

Daniel D. Bergstein

Teaneck, N.J.

Edward Calderon

Jersey City, N.J.

Officer Liam Callahan

Rockaway, N.J.

Lieutenant Robert D. Cirri

Nutley, N.J.

Carlos DaCosta

Elizabeth, N.J. 

Dwight D. Darcy

Bronxville, N.Y.

Niurka Davila

New York, N.Y.

Officer Clinton Davis

Massapequa, N.Y.

Frank A. De Martini

Brooklyn, N.Y.

William F. Fallon

Rocky Hill, N.J.

Stephen J. Fiorelli

Aberdeen, N.J.

John Fisher

Hoboken, N.J.

Officer Donald A. Foreman

Staten Island, N.Y.

Officer Gregg J. Froehner

Chester, N.J. 

Barry H. Glick

Wayne, N.J.

Rosa Gonzalez

Jersey City, N.J.

Officer Thomas E. Gorman

Middlesex, N.J.

Joseph F. Grillo

Staten Island, N.Y.

Ken G. Grouzalis

Lyndhurst, N.J.

Patrick A. Hoey

Middletown, N.J.

Officer Uhuru G. Houston

Englewood, N.J. 

Officer George G. Howard

Hicksville, N.Y.

Officer Stephen Huczko

Hampton, N.J.

Inspector Anthony P. Infante Jr

Chatham, N.J.

Prem N. Jerath

Edison, N.J.

Mary S. Jones

New York, N.Y.

Officer Paul W. Jurgens

Levittown, N.Y. 

Deborah H. Kaplan

Paramus, N.J.

Douglas G. Karpiloff

Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Sergeant Robert M. Kaulfers

Kenilworth, N.J.

Edward T. Keane

West Caldwell, N.J.

Frank Lalama

Nutley, N.J.

Officer Paul Laszczynski

Paramus, N.J.

Officer David P. Lemagne

North Bergen, N.J.

Officer John J. Lennon

Howell, N.J. 

Officer John D. Levi

Lexington, N.Y.

Executive Director, Neil D. Levin

New York, N.Y.

Margaret S. Lewis

Elizabeth, N.J.

Officer James F. Lynch

Woodbridge, N.J.

Robert H. Lynch

Cranford, N.J.

Myrna Maldonado

Bronx, N.Y.

Captain Kathy Mazza

South Farmingdale, N.Y.

Officer Walter A. McNeil

East Stroudsberg, PA.

Deborah A. Merrick

New York, N.Y.

Officer Donald J. McIntyre

New City, N.Y.

Susan Miszkowicz

New York, N.Y.

Director/Supt. of Police Fred V. Morrone

Lakewood, N.J.

Nancy Muniz

Ridgewood (Queens), N.Y.

Officer Joseph M. Navas

Paramus, N.J.

Pete Negron

Bergenfield, N.J 

Officer James Nelson

Clark, N.J.

Officer Alfonse J. Niedermeyer

Manasquan, N.J. 

David Ortiz

Nanuet, N.Y.

Pablo Ortiz

Staten Island, N.Y.

Officer James W. Parham

Jackson Heights, N.Y.

Nancy E. Perez

Union City, N.J. 

Officer Dominick A. Pezzulo

Bronx, N.Y.

Eugene J. Raggio

Staten Island, N.Y.

Judith Reese

Kearny, N.J.

Officer Bruce A. Reynolds

Columbia, N.J.

Francis S. Riccardelli

Westwood, N.J.

Officer Antonio J. Rodrigues

Port Washington, N.Y.

Officer Richard Rodriguez

Cliffwood, N.J. 

Chief James A. Romito

Westwood, N.J.

Kalyan K. Sarkar

Westwood, N.J.

Anthony Savas

Astoria, N.Y. 

Officer John P. Skala

Clifton, N.J.

Edward T. Strauss

Edison, N.J.

Officer Walwyn W. Stuart

Valley Stream, N.Y.

Officer Kenneth F. Tietjen

Matawan, N.J.

Lisa L. Trerotola

Hazlet, N.J.

Officer Nathaniel Webb

Jersey City, N.J.

Simon Weiser

Brooklyn, N.Y

Officer Michael T. Wholey

Westwood, N.J.

Louie Williams

Bronx, N.Y.