I remember literally telling President Bush, “It should be an easy day.” Those were the words. “It should be an easy day.”
—White House Chief of Staff Andy Card
The September 11th attacks instantly encompassed every corner of the country. In We’re the Only Plane is the Sky, published on the 15th anniversary of the attacks, Graff captures the voices of those who were aboard Air Force One that day through over 40 hours of original interviews.
His next book will expand the story to capture the national perspective and show how we collectively lived and experienced that day. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were experienced—and lived—in a way like no other event in world history, instantly encompassing every corner of the country. Planes were grounded and daily life screeched to a halt, as the horror was broadcast live and in color.
As part of this project, we’re gathering stories from across the country—and even around the world—to help capture the diverse perspectives on that tragic day, from those who survived the attacks to those who watched from afar. What’s your story? Where were you on 9/11 and what do you remember?