This weekend, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Four commercial airlines were hijacked mid-flight. Two of them were flown into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, one was flown into the west side of the Pentagon, and the fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after a struggle between the passengers and hijackers. For those of us who were alive twenty years ago, it was comparable to the JFK assassination, or the attack on Pearl Harbor – everyone remembers exactly where they were when they heard the news.
Travis Bruce, who was working as a flight attendant the morning of 9/11, recalls his experiences that day, and how the travel industry has changed since then, and what he wants students who are learning about 9/11 in history books to know about that fateful day.