September 11, 2009
Written by: Jessica Behnham
Most of us remember where we were and what we were doing at 8:36 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, when the first of four airliners hijacked by al-Qaida terrorists crashed into New York City's World Trade Center.
The country watched in horror as the second plane hit, at 9:03 a.m., as the third plane flew into the Pentagon and the fourth flight crashed near Shanksville, Pa.
Former U.S. Attorney General and then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales was in Norfolk Va., speaking to government employees about ethics.