DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (September 11, 2020) – In Issue 69 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps we honor the memory of many heroes from 9-11-2001

The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses on September 11, 2001 in New York City. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)

Attack on America

September 11, 2001.  I bet you remember where you were when you found out about the terrorist attack of 9/11.

This coordinated attack using four civilian passenger airplanes as weapons were Al-Qaeda’s work. According to later reviews, there was a failure by US intelligence and law enforcement to work together and to share information that might have prevented the tragedy.  They knew something big was coming, but details were too compartmentalized at the time to put it all together. 

2,977 PEOPLE DIED THAT DAY  on the planes and in the buildings hit by three of the four planes.  It changed the world view of many people and governments around the globe.  

Here is a Mitchell map of America as it was in 1832 – arguably, at more optimistic times.

Map of Americas in 1832 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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