BY JORDAN BARTH
Acting Managing Editor
At 9:43 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.
At 9:59 a.m., the South Tower collapsed (Two World Trade Center).
At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower collapsed (One World Trade Center).
On Sept. 11, 2013, we remember a day that will forever live in infamy. Twelve years ago, 2,977 men and women lost their lives in the collapse of the Twin Towers, crash in Shanksville, P.A., in which the plane was intended for Washington, D.C. and attack at the Pentagon. Those lost were mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sons and daughters to families across the country.
The Twin Towers were symbols of America’s prosperity and its commitment to the “American Dream.” In a matter of minutes, the towers were reduced to a matter of rubble.
Throughout the years, tributes across the country have occurred remembering those who heroically gave their lives.
It was only one year ago that President Barack Obama visited the 9/11 memorial site to lay a wreath and express his condolences.
Alex Quaglia, a public administration major, shared his thoughts on the anniversary.
“All of the memories come rushing back around this time of year,” he said. “People jumping out of the Twin Towers is the most vivid one.”
“I think it’s weird that it’s been 12 years. I remember seeing it live on TV!” said Tara Jenkins, a liberal arts major. “My boyfriend’s father was actually there when it happened. His office was right there. It definitely still means something than any other day…”
For some, the remembrance of 9/11 is an important occasion. For others, the day of remembrance is an afterthought.