The president, members of Congress and the armed forces honored the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 at services across Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
More than 4 million people, now-voting age adults, were born, and even more were in kindergarten, grade school or junior high when the attacks were made on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon 18 years ago.
Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have marked each anniversary as a chance to remember those killed in the terrorist attacks in Washington, New York City and rural Pennsylvania.
On the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Mike Causey shares a friend’s written recollections of that fateful day from the Washington, D.C. area. It was the man’s 48th birthday.