8:45 a.m.


8:45 a.m., September 11, 2001: A hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center, tearing a gaping hole in the building and setting it afire.


  • DK Notable: …And at 8:45 am today, September 11, 2017, I’m 34,000 feet up on Delta 5898. A few minutes earlier, the pilot comes on the intercom: “There’s heavy turbulence above us and below us but we’ve seemed to tuck in a quiet sleeve here in between – let’s hope this continues. Please buckle up.”
  • Quote: Chronology of Terror, CNN.com
  • Art: (via menteattuale)
  • Related Post: Flying Over I-40. With Repose.


  1. And life as we knew it, changed forever.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. I can never forget. xo

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Remembering and looking for ‘quiet sleeves’ anywhere I can find them…. Travel safely, pal…

    Liked by 2 people

  4. A moment we all remember where we were and what we were doing.
    And my sister’s and father’s birthdays.
    Travel safely, dear David.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. And you’re in the air at the moment. Deep breaths.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. I reflect on September 11th 2001, as well as your recent post on the Memorial that your children visited…and I wonder what reflections cast from the sky above rest, momentarily in the Twin Reflection Pool, today…It would be wonderful, if some Morning Doves, fly low,over the Twin Pool to represent a Moment of Peace.and that Peace is Needed in this World…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Nan Morrissette says:

    This is you on a plane avoiding turbulence. Don’t stop there. What happened???

    Liked by 1 person

  8. What a horror to think that there are such monsters in the world who would do something like this.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. roseanne333 says:

    We remember exactly where we were and with whom. I just remember wanting to gather all my chicks around me tight and secure…..

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dave, I am sorry that part of your journey today takes you through stormy and somber atmosphere, hoping your pilot keeps steering the jet into the calm patches…Calming thoughts of Peace to you…

    Liked by 1 person

  11. i’ve written and rewritten this one so many times I think I’ve just about ruined it with the edits. I cant tell. Anywhere I improved it I also manged to hurt it. So I’ll link the first draft. I’d like to think my writing has gotten better. Maybe its my editing that needs improvement.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Safe travels. I’m heading out this afternoon to your home country.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. the universe is refusing to let you forget. or any of us, each in our own way.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. A sobering reminder to love more, fight less and live fully. 🙏🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  15. May we never forget. Both the evil deeds of that day, nor the heroic sacrifices; which most nearly equal that which took place on a hill some two thousand years before.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Thanks for the post! Sobering day, to say the least!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: