911: New York City Views, 09/11/2001.
Original Caption: Smoke rises from the site of the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. ..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: P7127-23..Created By: President (2001-2009 : Bush). Office of Management and Administration. Office of White House Management. Photography Office. (01/20/2001 - 01/20/2009)..From:: Photographs Related to the George W. Bush Administration, compiled 01/20/2001 - 01/20/2009..Production Date: 09/11/2001..Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=5997250 ( http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=5997250 ) ..Repository: George W. Bush Library (Lewisville, TX)..Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.Use Restrictions: Unrestricted
On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States. Over the next 50 days and nearly 50,000 images later, White House photographers would capture the horror and heroism, the courage and compassion surrounding those attacks. From a Florida second-grade classroom to a ceremonial first pitch, these moments in time reflect the resounding resolution and resiliency of a president. President George W. Bush began his schedule that day at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Participating in a second-grade reading demonstration, he was informed by his Chief of Staff that “America is under attack.” As events unfolded in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, President Bush directed the nation’s response from Air Force One as he flew from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base to Offutt Air Force Base and returned to Washington, DC, where he addressed the nation from the Oval Office.
On September 11, 2001, two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters