Garcia said many people were instantly killed or trapped in those buildings.
“First responders were quickly on the scene but many perished in the fire and collapse of the buildings,” Garcia said. “At 9:45 a.m., as many of us watched those towers crumbling to the ground another plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the west side of the Pentagon in Washington D.C., killing 125 military personnel along with 64 people aboard the airliner.”
Garcia said 40 minutes later the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after some of the passengers and crew overpowered the hijackers.
“There were a total of 2,996 killed in the attacks, including 19 terrorist hijackers aboard the four airplanes,” Garcia said. “Several first responders have died since the attacks due to complications of wounds, smoke inhalation and PTSD.”
Garcia said President George W. Bush addressed the country that night and then on Oct. 7, 2001 Operation Enduring…