In Memory of Sherry Ann Bordeaux

In Memory of Sherry Ann Bordeaux

Sherry Ann Bordeaux was 38 years old and from Jersey City, N.J. (Born in Elizabethtown, North Carolina). She worked for Fiduciary Trust Company International on the 90th floor of the South Tower of the WTC.

George W. Bush, National Geographic Channel Interview

George W. Bush said in an interview that his apparent lack of re­action to the initial news of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis.

In a rare interview about the attacks, the former president told the National Geographic Channel what was going through his mind when he was informed that a second passenger jet had hit New York’s World Trade Center.

Bush was visiting a Florida classroom, and the incident, which was caught on videotape, has often been used by critics to ridicule his apparently blank face.

"My first reaction was anger. Who the hell would do that to America? Then I immediately focused on the children, and the contrast between the attack and the innocence of children. So I made the decision not to jump up immediately and leave the classroom. I didn’t want to rattle the kids. I wanted to project a sense of calm. I had been in enough crises to know that the first thing a leader has to do is to project calm".

The National Geographic Channel will broadcast the hour-long interview on Aug. 28 as part of a week of programs on the cable network that mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

9/11 Memorial Sees Reservation Rush in First Day

It took just over three hours for all the passes for the opening day of the National Sept. 11 Memorial to be completely distributed. In the six hours since the 9/11 memorial's online reservation site opened Monday morning, more than 24,000 passes have been reserved, according to a spokeswoman for the memorial.