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This is what it was like inside the White House on 9/11

Members of staff in the White House were urgently evacuated on the day of the 9/11 attack. Image: UNSPLASH/Ray Harrington

Anita McBride

Fellow in Residence, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, Department of Government, American University


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Secret Service agents, weapons drawn, ordered everyone on staff, and visitors, to ‘Get out now.’ Image: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Women staffers were advised to kick off their heels to get out of the White House faster. Here, Anita McBride, left, and Mary Matalin, right, on Pennsylvania Avenue. Image: George W. Bush Presidential Center

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White House staffers Bradley Blakeman, JD Estes, Logan Walters and Israel Hernandez working on 9/11 in the DaimlerChrysler building. Image: George W. Bush Presidential Center


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