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MDCPS presentation for schools on the significance of Patriot Day.

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    • 2011 Patriot Day
    • On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the extremist group
      al-Qaedahijacked four jet airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
      Background Information
      • Two planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
      • Athird plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.
      • A fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
      • Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction.
      • Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks on September 11, 2001, including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.
      • The attacks triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat world-wide terrorism.
    • In memory of those who died in the
      September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,
      each September 11th is designated as
      *Patriot Day.*
      This year marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic events which changed all our lives in both subtle and dramatic ways.