This is the journal entry I wrote five years ago today on September 11, 2001.
Today a terrible thing has happened. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are gone. But that is an understatement. There were terrorist attacks today. Imagine that, in the U.S.A. Four planes were hijacked this morning. Two of them came from the Boston airport. I am not sure where the other two came from. The terrorists took over the planes using knives. Some people were stabbed.
One of the planes was flown right into one of the towers. A few minutes later the second plane crashed into the other one. Almost an hour later both towers went straight down.
These buildings were the 5th and 6th tallest buildings in the world. They had 150  stories each. There is no exact number of the dead. Later, the third plane crashed into the Pentagon. Uncle Pat works in and around the building. He was across the street working. It took hours to get home. I feel for Aunt Cindy and the cousins. They did not know where he was. Thank God he is safe. The fourth plane crashed 80 miles outside Pittsburgh. Its destination is still unknown.
Today thousands of people died needlessly. Everyone on the planes died, even the hijackers. This is a sinful world.