Follow Us

Log in



Log in

Member Log In

Event Education-9/11: Ordinary People on an Extraordinary Day

  • Saturday, September 07, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual via GoToWebinar
  • 469



9/11: Ordinary People on an Extraordinary Day

by Mike Ellicott


At 9:03 AM on September 11, 2001, seventeen minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, life in America changed.  When the second airliner, United Airlines Flight 175, slammed into the World Trade Center South Tower, America knew this was a deliberate attack, not a horrific accident.  On a day filled with unfathomable tragedy, Americans reacted with extraordinary courage, resourcefulness, and selflessness.  Join us for a discussion of Ordinary Americans on an Extraordinary Day.

The original NARA caption for this photo reads: "From the roof of 201 Varick Street, just one floor up from NARA’s office, archivist John Celardo captured the moment a hijacked airliner crashed into the second tower."

Mike Ellicott retired as a Colonel after a 26-year career in the Army Corps of Engineers and he retired again 16 years later as the Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction for the Texas Tech University System.  He now focuses on his love of WWII and Civil War history and leads, with his wife Marilyn, tours of the Normandy and Gettysburg Battlefields.  Marilyn and Mike live in Collierville, TN and he is the Past President of the Friends of the Morton Museum in Collierville. 

Access will be through GoToWebinar.  Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event.  Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.


Contact us :
Office: 901 754-4300

Tuesday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Physical Address:
7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

Mailing Address:
PO Box 381824
Germantown, TN 38183-1824

© 2021 Tennessee Genealogical Society
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software