President George W. Bush was visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., when he heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and President Bush prepared to address the nation from a classroom at the elementary school.
President Bush watched television coverage of the attacks from his office aboard Air Force One as he was flown to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
President Bush talks on the phone in a conference room at Barksdale Air Force Base.
President Bush and his senior adviser Karl Rove at Barksdale Air Force Base.
President Bush and White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card at Barksdale Air Force Base.
Lt. Col. Cindy Wright of the White House Military Office consoled president Bush aboard Air Force One.
First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice were with President Bush at the White House Presidential Emergency Operations Center under the East Wing.
President Bush goes over his speech before addressing the nation from the Oval Office.
The president addressed the nation from the White House at 8:30 p.m. ET, Sept. 11, 2001.
"Our way of life, our very freedom came under attack," read the teleprompter during the president's address to the nation.
President Bush held a national security meeting with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and others immediately following the speech.