On September 11th, 2001, one of the world's most horrific and wide-scale terrorist attacks took place in the center of New York City.
The hijacking of 4 airplanes and suicide attacks in one of the busiest and most densely populated cities in the world killed nearly 3,000 innocent people.
Today marks nineteen years since the devastating attacks, and the reality of the events from that fateful day is still sinking in for many New Yorkers. Today is a day in which we remember those lost in the attacks, but also those who helped to scour the rubble for survivors in the initial aftermath and clean-up operation.
And one story which resurfaces every year is that of a hero's final words to his wife whilst on one of the hijacked airplanes.
Keep reading to hear the full story of his heroic actions, minute by minute.