Lt. Clifford Freer awoke to a catastrophe on September 11th after two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers.
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Lt. Col. Curt Nutbrown was working at the Pentagon.
Over 4,000 volunteers camee together on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks to pack nonperishable meals.
Kevin Tuerff shares how his time in Canada inspired him to start Pay It Forward 9/11.
Four teens walked from Ohio to Ground Zero in New York City to raise money for 9/11 memorials.
Students of First Assembly in Arkansas have been holding a Heroes Luncheon to honor first responders since 2002.
The nonprofit organization MyGoodDeed was founded by two friends, Jay Winuk and David Paine.
Relationships between mentor and child, sponsored by the Tuesday's Children, became an invaluable support system.
It wasn’t just rescue workers who searched for survivors but also a crew of veterinarians and their dogs.
Serving in the Army Corps of Engineers, Manal Ezzat was present on the day that the Pentagon was attacked.
Beau Doboszenski was working as a tour guide when the building was struck by Flight 77.
Two National Guard pilots took the skies in unarmed F-16s after the attacks on 9/11.
A former Army officer was working as head of corporate security when the World Trade Center was attacked.
Two former marines put on their uniforms and traveled to New York City immediately after hearing about the attacks.
Welles Crowther, who worked as an equity trader, helped get many people out of the building during the attacks.
Janice Brooks, who survived the attacks on the World Trade Center, now visits schools and speaks to children.
Firefighters, police officers, and others who reported for duty at Ground Zero endured grueling shifts.
Many people fleeing the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center became trapped as they moved toward the water.
Sister Cynthia Mahoney returned to Ground Zero to provide free counseling for survivors.
After Flight 93 was hijacked, at least 4 passengers made the heroic effort to fight back against their terrorist hijackers.
Michael and his co-worker John carried Tina and her wheelchair down from the North Tower.
After the second plane hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center, Brian Clark rescued Stanley Praimnath.
Frank De Martini and Pablo Ortiz were inside the North Tower of the World Trade Center when it was hit.
Patricia Horoho, an Army nurse, set up a triage area outside of the Pentagon. She treated 75 people that day.
Flight attendants managed to contact the airline, helping authorities better understand the situation.
As this list of people shows, not all heroes wore capes—or even uniforms—during the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
The lives lost on September 11th weren’t the only ones. Hundreds of civilians and first responders have been diagnosed with illnesses since.
Muslim American Mohammad Salman Hamdani rushed to the site in order to help others—at the cost of his own life.
In her speech, 8th Grader Taylor Frennete, who was only ten years old when 9/11 happened, praises the first responders.