On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I was about to eat breakfast when I turned on the TV news and learned of events that would reshape U.S. history and the experience of air travel forever. I was scheduled to fly to Milan four days later to kick off a nearly month-long trip through Italy. Could I go? Should I go?
Yesterday, the U.S. National Park Service opened the Flight 93 National Memorial, honoring those who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into the countryside instead of continuing on to attack the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City was established “a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.”
No adult alive fourteen years ago will forget what happened that day.