Sept. 11 anniversary calls for reflection

Most Americans can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing 13 years ago today. At the same time, for many of us, the day was a blur.

The day we simply call 9/11, now observed as Patriot Day, was marked by four separate but coordinated attacks that established this timeline:

Hijackers crashed the first plane into the World Trade Center’s North Tower in New York City at 8:46 a.m.

The second hijacked plane hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.

The third hijacked plane struck the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., at 9:37 a.m.