Monday morning. Time to get back to work for most. Parents get their kids to school before they head to their jobs. For some, the day holds the promise of a new beginning, the fortune of a new job at a company with a highly sought-after address.
For others, the enjoyment of taking an extra day off to spend time with the beloved Grandchildren before trekking into the city again.
And some are concentrating on their “To-do” lists with extra fervor, as long, early morning flights to California await tomorrow.
Overseas phone calls are made and recorded for later translation.
Statements contained on the tapes later prove to be: “Tomorrow is Zero Day” and “The match begins Tomorrow.”
As the clock edges toward 10 am, The World Trade Center has less than 24 hours left to exist.
It is September 10, 2001.