George W. Bush: Address to the Nation on September 11, 2001(2001)
At approximately 8:30 in the morning on September 11, 2001, what had begun as a normal day on the sunny East Coast quickly turned into a day of confusion and tragedy. Working in teams, nineteen men hijacked four commercial airliners departing from Logan Airport in Boston; Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.; and Newark International Airport in New Jersey. All of the planes were bound for California.
At 8:46 a.m. hijackers deliberately flew one of the planes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, though many observers who witnessed the...
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