The morning hour began at 9:00 a.m. I had, I had arranged for John Sullivan, my deputy, to be there for that opening, and Speaker Hastert actually opened the House for a series of five-minute speeches. There were only two, I think, DeFazio and can’t remember who the other one was. Maybe Cliff Stearns or Walter Jones, they were the usual suspects. But then, as John went to convene the House, I learned today, he told the Speaker, who was—he, he presided for about a minute, at 9:00 a.m.—that the first plane had hit, and that he had no other information, whether it was a single pilot or anything else. And the Speaker didn’t really take it in at that point other than as a curiosity, and then he had left the chair immediately, and after the two morning hour speeches, the House recessed until 10:00, as per authority. But 10:00 was the fixed reconvening time. And during that 9:00, 9:15 period, I was driving in, and I heard on the radio that the first plane had hit, and it seemed like a total anomaly. I don’t think any of us patched anything together, certainly on the first hit, and assumed it was going to be business as usual, the House reconvening at 10:00. Well, then in the 9:15 or so timeframe, the second building was hit, and, and that started a series of events, the House having recessed until 10:00 a.m., and the House having invited a guest chaplain to do the opening prayer at 9:52, the Speaker was in the chamber eight minutes before the scheduled reconvening, with no explicit authority to reconvene any earlier than that, and Porter Goss happened to be in the chamber, and the Speaker asked him to preside just long enough to declare the House in an indefinite emergency recess. And so we put some words together to the effect that the recess was being called on an emergency basis prior to the reconvening time. He recognized the guest chaplain. He just said the guest chaplain, didn’t even recite his name, who gave a one-sentence prayer, knowing of the, of the danger the country was in. He knew of the second attack, the chaplain did, and it was, it was a very perfunctory prayer, and then Goss immediately declared the recess, which lasted for 24 hours and 10 minutes until the next morning, the 12th.