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.