9/11 started like any other day. The news was talking about the usual stuff, everybody
was getting ready for work, and nobody could foresee the horror that would happen later.
Later that day, a terrorist attack would take the twin towers down, part of the pentagon, and a field
in Pennsylvania .
9/11 was an act of terrorism in 2001 that killed many people.
Here are some facts about it.
It took 9 months to clean up after the attack
10,000 people were injured
There was 1.8 million tons worth of wreckage
Only 18 people were saved from the wreckage
One of the other buildings to suffer from 9/11 was the Pentagon. A plane hit one of the sides
and ruined it with fire damage, water and smoke damage, and of course structural damage.
“All of a sudden there were people screaming. I saw people jumping out of the building. Their
arms were flailing. I stopped taking pictures and started crying.”
-Michael Walters, a freelance photojournalist in Manhattan
“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged
stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic,
and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined
than ever to live our lives in freedom.”
-Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City
“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.”
(All quotes are taken from vetransunited.com)
Flight 93, another hi-jacked plane, was crashed
into a field in Pennsylvania, and it is suspected
that the plane was headed for the White House.
Todd Beamer is the one who stopped the plane from crashing into the capital
In doing so, his last words were ,“Lets Roll.”
The plane had 38 passengers, 5 flight attendants, and 2 pilots.
Long after the events of the terrorist attacks,
the falling of the Twin Towers has led them to
make a memorial to all who have died in the
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