I’m watching World Wrestling Entertainment’s first “Tribute to the Troops” show, which was called “Christmas in Baghdad” back then in 2003. One of the wrestlers said, “Since 9/11, there have been no further terrorist attacks on our soil, and it’s partly due to the hard work these soldiers put in”, or something along those lines.
When were the 9/11 attacks first called “nine-eleven”? I’m not surprised that it was part of the lexicon by 2003, but when was the first reference? Within days? Weeks?