A series of attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 – also known as the 9/11 attacks – has shaped a large portion of the country’s modern history and re-established its stance in the war against terrorism.
The attacks caused extensive destruction and thousands of deaths in three cities.
In New York City, 2,750 people were killed when two commercial airplanes hit the World Trade Center.
In Washington D.C., 184 lives were lost when another plane crashed into the Pentagon.
In Pennsylvania, 65 occupants of the United Airlines Flight 93 died when it crash-landed near Shanksville. The attacks triggered a renewed U.S. effort to put an end to terrorism.
Among all the victims, Brian Sweeney delivered one of the most heart-breaking artifacts of the incident.
He was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the World Trade Center South Tower.
Just moments before his death, Brian sent a voice mail to his wife to tell her how much he loved her.
Once the message hit Twitter, it became a solid remembrance to stay optimistic despite the grave danger.
10 /10 A 9/11 Victim
Brian Sweeney was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175, hijacked on September 11, 2001.
The 38-year-old former Navy pilot left a voicemail for his wife just moments before the plane was crashed – deliberately – by terrorists of the Al-Qaeda organization into the South Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City.
In the voice message, he indicated things probably wouldn’t go well for him and that he loved his wife, Jules. He told her to be good and have good times.
9 /10 Secret Call
In an interview with CNN in 2004, Jules said Brian probably made the phone call from the back of the plane.
Moments before Brian ended the ring, he mentioned something about someone “who might come back here” – wherever he was at the moment.
The most likely scenario was that Brian sent the message somewhere in a hiding spot on the plane, and he did not want the terrorist to see him on the phone.
Brian even hinted that the passengers were about to attempt to stop the hijacking.