On September 11, 2001, our country watched in shock and anguish as the terrorist attacks in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania unfolded. Thousands of first responders swiftly and heroically raced to the scene, hundreds of whom would perish themselves that day protecting American citizens. BAE Systems lost three employees on September 11.
Our mission remains as important today as it was 20 years ago. On this somber anniversary, our employees remain committed to protecting those who protect us.
Several of our employees shared their stories of that day.
Branden Cobb, a BAE Systems employee, was an ABC News producer located near the World Trade Center at the time of the 9/11 attacks. Listen as he shares the traumatic events of watching it all unfold.
Chastity Cruz, a BAE Systems employee, was living in New York City at the time of the 9/11 attack. Hear how a chance decision and the act of a stranger kept her family safe.
Watch as Bob Emolo, a BAE Systems employee from Wayne, N.J., shares his memories of how an ordinary day turned tragic.
BAE Systems employee David Thomas was a senior Naval officer serving at the Pentagon on 9/11. He shares the breathtaking heroism that occurred during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.
Military veterans turned BAE Systems employees describe how 9/11 shaped their lives and influenced who they are today. Hear their stories of dedication to supporting our nation and mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.”
Two BAE Systems Lexington, MA employees share their memories of 9/11. To aid first responders at ground zero, their site delivered thermal imaging cameras that could help firefighters see through smoke and fog.