USA Today Network looks at the current lives of other individuals captured in seminal photos from that time.
THEN: White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispers in President George W. Bush’s ear that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Bush was visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., the morning of the attacks.
NOW: Card held his chief of staff position for six years. In 2011, he was elected dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Today he serves as president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H.
THEN: Bob Beckwith, a retired New York City Fire Department firefighter, was helping out with rescue efforts when President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero in New York on September 14, 2001. Beckwith tested the remnants of a burned firetruck to make sure it was safe for the president to stand on. When the president climbed up to address the public, he asked Beckwith to stay and stand with him.
NOW: Beckwith lives on Long Island and actively volunteers with the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. The helmet he wore in the photograph is on display at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Read More