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The Darkest Day
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Todd Scher, 14, and his classmates had heard American Airlines Flight 11 slamming into the North Tower at 8:46 a.m. The school, which sits near the Hudson River, had an unobstructed view of something the students will never forget.
While President George W. Bush criss-crossed the country without full knowledge of the facts unfolding on the ground, time seemed to stand still on Sept. 11, 2001 at a high school in New York.
At 9:34 a.m., John Yates says he and his co-workers were "standing around in conversation about what was unfolding in New York," oblivious to the fact that they were seconds away from an attack on the Pentagon.
After being staggered by four blows from al-Qaida, other parts of the country were starting to regain composure and respond.
The 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks have ushered in new national security technologies, ideas, faces and threats. The pace of terror attacks have not stopped or even slowed around the world.
Former WTOP National Security intern Leonie Voss shares her memories of Sept. 11, 2001.
Leonie Voss reports.
Former WTOP National Security intern Brent Scher shares his memories of Sept. 11, 2001.
Former WTOP National Security intern Sara Gilgore shares her memories of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sara Gilgore reports.
Former WTOP National Security intern Verena Hepperle shares her memories of Sept. 11, 2001.
Verena Hepperle reports.
The cadence of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" thumped in the background as more than 1600 people looked on at the Pentagon memorial. On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, 1200 family members of victims of the attack on the Pentagon were among those in attendance. While time heals all wounds, often, some linger.