"In Orange County, we lost 43 people, many of them firefighters", the county executive recalled.
American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. (There is a memorial to Fr Judge situated at Keshcarrigan).
Beata Kowalczyk-Wolosz, a Polish architect living and working in NYC, was among the first to document the tragic events of 11 September 2001 in pictures.
Aerial view of the Field of Honor with Memorial Plaza visible at the top of the image and the visitor center on the right
Moments of silence have been held to observe when the south World Trade Center tower collapsed on September 11, 2001, and when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed, with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex. 184 people were killed as hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.
Almost 3,000 people were killed on that day in 2001, 343 of which were New York City firefighters, and 23 NYPD officers. Forty more died after a fourth plane headed for Washington crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers and crew apparently fought with the hijackers.