September 11, 2001 started out just like any other Tuesday. Men and women all over the country woke up, showered, got dressed, kissed their kids and sent them off to school and then got into their cars or boarded buses or trains and went off to work -- same as any other day -- absolutely unaware that everything they knew about the world was about to change. It was a day like any other. Innocuous. Mundane.
And then, suddenly -- horrifically -- planes began to smash into the world-famous twin towers of the World Trade Center and, just like that, everything changed.