September 11th, 2001<br />By: Melissa Nelson &<br />Ashlei Shelton-Hayes <br />
On the morning of September 11th, 2001 America experienced one of the greatest tragedies in its history. Americas had fallen victim to a terrorist attack and more then three thousand people ended up losing their lives that morning. Two planes had hit each one of the Twin Towers in New York City, one plane hit the Pentagon, and the last plane went down in a Pennsylvania field. <br />
8:46 am the first plane hits the North tower<br />
A second plane hit the South tower at 9:03 am<br />
A Pennsylvania Field <br />United Flight 93 was overthrown by its passengers and ended up in a Pennsylvania field; it never made it to its destination. There were no survivors and the plane incinerated on impact. <br />
A third plane hit the pentagon at 9:37 am <br />
*The Facts*<br />2,819 death certificates were given out <br />Of the deaths 77% were male 23% female<br />Only 58% were forensically identified<br />115 different countries lost someone <br />The youngest passenger was Christine Hanson she was 2 and the oldest was Robert Norton he was 82<br />Over 3,000 children were left with only one or no parents at all <br />The fires didn’t stop burning till Dec 17th , 99 days after the initial attack <br />There were no survivors from any of the flights <br /># of bodies “intact”: 289<br /># of body parts found: 19,858<br />36,000 units donated to the New York Blood Center<br />% of Americans that knew someone the passed away: 20%<br />
Public Enemy #1 is No Longer <br />Almost 10 years after the initial attacks on 9/11 the master mind behind it all was brought to justice. Osama Bin Laden was killed on April 29th , 2011 by a Navy Seal team in Pakistan. He was living with his three wives and his children in a compound. <br />
red]Now at 8:46, the whole world was in shockFor there was an explosion that shook the whole blockAnd downtown Manhattan was like a war zoneFor these Terrorists attacked us right in our own homeAs the planes hit The Towers there was a terrible fireThe people were screaming as the flames grew higherBut through this disaster they still showed their prideOn this day when a part of America died[red]For The Police and Firemen did not think of themselves[red]Not one person said, "It's every man for himself."For to those trapped inside each man was a brotherOn their wounded shoulders they carried each otherAlthough September Eleventh brought death and dismayWe all banded together in The U.S. of A<br />
WE Will Never Forget!<br />In loving memory of those who lost their lives that day. <br />
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