Clouds of smoke billow out of the Pentagon after a hijack airline crashed into it on September 11, 2001.

Clouds of smoke billow out of the Pentagon after a hijack airline crashed into it on September 11, 2001.

On September 11, 2001, the bright blue skies of New York, the D.C. region and a field in Shanksville, Pa. were tainted with smoke. Fifteen years later, the terror attacks of 9/11 have left an indelible mark on the nation and this region. We pause to reflect on how the scene at the Pentagon has shaped conversations around emergency response and the ways that day – and terror attacks since – inform planning for large-scale emergencies today.

Guests

  • David Snyder Vice Mayor, Falls Church; former Chairman, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board
  • James "Jim" Schwartz Deputy County Manager, Arlington County

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