In this powerful image, boats rush to the scene where nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. The wake left in the water by the boats conveys the urgency with which rescue teams were deployed to Ground Zero.
The note that Randy Scott hastily wrote while on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center passed through many hands, eventually landing at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which worked with the medical examiner to identify the blood stain as belonging to Randy Scott.
In mere hours it will mark the twelfth anniversary of the horrible terrorist attacks on September 11. It still makes my heart ache when I see all the pictures of the burning buildings and the videos of the planes crashing into the world trade center. But what that day truly proved is that America will rally together in time of desperation. We don't give up that easy! Don't forget about all the victims and their families tomorrow.
Site of James Dean's death (Sept. 30, 1955) James Dean spent his entire paycheck from East of Eden to buy the equally legendary Porsche 550 'Spyder" in which he lost his life driving to a sports car race at the Salinas Airport, in California’s Central Valley west of Bakersfield.
Emergency crews spray water on the burning Pentagon approximately three hours after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the building’s west side on Sept. 11, 2001. Part of the building collapsed 32 minutes after the crash.