There are nearly 3,000 names
as they appear inscribed in
bronze on the Memorial. Every
name can be located by the
panel on which it is inscribed. A
panel address is comprised of
the letter N or S (N for north
pool, S for south pool) followed
by a number 1 through 76.
A hijacked plane crashed into
the western side of the
Pentagon, killing 189 people
(the five hijackers, 59 others
aboard the plane, and 125 in
Watching the towers and debris fall was
horrifying for everyone.
Hijackers crash Flight 11 into floors 9399 of the World Trade Center's North
Tower, killing everyone on board and
hundreds within the building. Hijacked
Flight 11 severed all three North Tower
emergency stairwells, making
evacuation impossible for those alive
on or above the impact floors.
One stairwell in the South
Tower remains passable,
although it is choked with
debris. Eighteen people use
it to evacuate from above
the impact zone.
Seen all around
The smoke had been seen
from faraway and near.
As first responders arrive and deploy into
the stricken buildings, tenants continue to
evacuate the North and South Towers.
They do many things to remember these people
each year including the 21 gun salute.
The Memorial Today
On Wednesday, September 11, 2013
at 7 p.m. outside the Macomb
County Circuit Court building there
will be a memorial service held to
remember the 31 Macomb County
public safety officers who died in the
line of duty. A Freedom Walk will be
held at 6:30 p.m. A 21-gun salute is
also scheduled to take place.
The family did many things to remember
their friends and relatives.
The Last Words
“I don’t know, but I think we’re getting hijacked”
Flight attendant Betty Ong, American 11
“I could see the big airline coming strait toward us”
Connie Labetti, Aon, South Tower, 99th floor
“A plane hit the building. We watched it.”
Dianne Defontes, receptionist at law firm Drinkler
Biddle and Reath, North Tower, 89th floor
“We have a lot of smoke at the top of the Towers of
the World Trade Center”
WCBS Radio 880 Traffic reporter Tom Kaminski
reports fire and smoke from gaping hole in North
Tower. Courtesy WCBS Radio3.
“Fire trucks are screaming down Seventh
Avenue” WCBS 880 Radio Producer Kelley
Edwards reports on emergency response and
situation at World Trade Center.
Courtesy WCBS Radio.