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Presentation 9 11

  1. 1. Remembering September 11, 2001
  2. 2. What Happened on September 11, 2001 On September 11, 2001, four passenger airliners were hijacked by nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists to attack upon the United States in New York City and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
  3. 3. What Happened September 11, 2001 Two of the four planes were flown into the World Trade Center. The third flew into the Pentagon, and the other crash-landed in Pennsylvania, short of its alleged target, the Capitol.
  4. 4. Who Did This? Osama Bin Laden was the founder of alQuaeda, the organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks. On May 2, 2011, Bin Laden was shot and killed by the United States Navy Seals.
  5. 5. The World Trade Center Close to 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center, including a staggering 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors. Only six people in the World Trade Center towers at the time of their collapse survived. Almost 10,000 others were treated for injuries, many severe.
  6. 6. The Pentagon All 58 passengers, four flight attendants, and both pilots on 184 human beings were killed in the attack on the board, as well as 125 occupants of the Pentagon. died. Although the blast from the Although Pentagon, Including the 64 that were on the plane.plane the blast from gas and heat from the and heat fire and the toxirc the plane and the toxic gasresultingfrom the resulting fire killed some people in their offices near the crash killedsome people working inside the Pentagon that morning some people in their offices near the crash site, site, some people working inside the Pentagon that did not know that a plane had hit their building. morning did not know that a plane had hit their building. Military and civilian personnel running up and down the corridors yelling for people to get out helped to save a lot of lives.
  7. 7. United Flight 93 Because the plane had been delayed in taking off, passengers on board learned of events in New York and Washington. Knowing that the aircraft was not returning to an airport as the hijackers claimed, a group of passengers and flight attendants planned an insurrection. One of the passengers, Thomas Burnett Jr., told his wife over the phone that "I know we're all going to die. There's three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey." Another passenger–Todd Beamer–was heard saying "Are you guys ready? Let's roll" over an open line.
  8. 8. Facts •Number killed in attacks in New York: 2,753 •Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343 •Number of NYPD officers: 23 •Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1 •Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39 •Bodies found "intact": 291 •Remains found: 21,744 •Number of families who got no remains: 1,717 •Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609 •Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051 •Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20
  9. 9. Facts •Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300 •Tons of debris removed from site: 1,506,124 •Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99 • Estimated cost of cleanup: $600 million •Percentage increase in CIA applications from 2001 to 2002: 50 •Number of songs Clear Channel Radio considered "inappropriate" to play after 9/11: 150 •Number of mentions of 9/11 at the 2002 Oscars: 26 •Number of Americans who changed their 2001 holiday-travel plans from plane to train or car: 1.4 million •Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from posttraumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000
  10. 10. “Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live; when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon; when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol; when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends. It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us." –Sen. John Kerry
  11. 11. Video Footage 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