What the President was doing on
During the terrorist attacks
6:00 a.m. President George Bush awakes at the Colony, a tennis resort in Longboat Key, Florida.
9:00 a.m. Bush arrives at a Sarasota Florida school to promote his education program. The White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card tells him that a plane has crashed into the World Trade center.
9:05 a.m. The President is sitting in with a 2nd grade class when Andrew Card whispers to him that yet another plane has struck the twin towers.
9:12 a.m. Bush leaves the school and is in touch with the New York officials as well as Vice President Dick Cheney at the White House.
9:30 a.m. With students and teachers
looking on, President Bush having been briefed by National Security Adviser
Condoleezza Rice, delivers his first official remarks on the catastrophe,
We have had a national tragedy. Two of our planes have crashed into the
World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country.
He orders a full-scale investigation to hunt down and find those folks
who committed these acts and says he will immediately return to Washington.