(The Story of September 11, 2001 is told below.  Please wait while images load)

World Trade Center, 
Tower 1
in New York City
Attacked by Terrorists Using AA Flight 11
A Boeing 767
8:45 AM EDT

The Pentagon
Washington, DC
Attacked by Terrorists 
Using AA Flight 77
A Boeing 757
9:47AM EDT

World Trade Center, Tower 2 
in New York City
Attacked by Terrorists Using
UAL Flight 175
A Boeing 767
9:03 AM EDT


A Second Washington D.C. Attack was thwarted by some very Heroic Passengers of Hijacked UAL Flight 93,
A Boeing 757
 resulting in a catastrophic crash in SW rural Pennsylvania, after they were notified while in flight via cell phones by loved ones on the ground about the WTC Attacks.
10:10 AM EDT


"...Gave proof through the night
That our Flag was still there!
Oh say does that 
Star Spangled Banner
Yet Wave, 
O'er the Land of the Free
and the Home of the Brave?"


More Real American Heroes:
Firemen of the NY Fire Department
Raise a U.S. Flag at the site of 
the Destroyed WTC
September 11, 2001



May God Bless 
the United States of America!!!

Emotion is evident as Bush describes his reactions to the terrorist attacks while talking to the press on September 14, 2001

And let us continue to pray for and support our leaders, uniformed service members and our rescue workers as they continue to support us, defend us, and look out for our interests and welfare.

A fully-armed U.S. Air Force F-16 escorting Air Force One's port side on September 11, 2001.  This was in response to real threats that had been made against the President and Air Force One.


OK, so here are some positive things worth pondering:


"The Shining City 
Upon A Hill"


Who Can Separate Us?


Think On 
These Things


And that's about all I have to say tonight, except for one thing. The past few days when I've been at that window upstairs, I've thought a bit of the `shining city upon a hill.' The phrase comes from John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he imagined was important because he was an early Pilgrim, an early freedom man. He journeyed here on what today we'd call a little wooden boat; and like the other Pilgrims, he was looking for a home that would be free. I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.

And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.

President Ronald Reagan's Farewell Address to the Nation
January 1989

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Epistle to the Romans
Chapter 8, verses 35-39
Apostle Paul
the New Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Epistle to the Philippians
Chapter 4, verse 8
Apostle Paul
the New Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ


Last updated on June 8, 2004
William F. Slater, III