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PATRIOT DAY

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  • 1. On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four jet airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
  • 2. • Two planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. • A third 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.
  • 3. •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.
  • 4. 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 twelfth anniversary of the tragic events which changed all our lives in both subtle and dramatic ways.