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