9/11

9/11

9/11 was on Saturday September 11, 2021. It recently just passed. 9/11 is shorthand for coordinated terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist group, that occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001. Nineteen terrorists from al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center complex and a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The Twin Towers ultimately collapsed because of the damage sustained from the impacts and the resulting fires. Passengers on the fourth hijacked plane, Flight 93, fought back, and the plane was crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania about 20 minutes by air from Washington, D.C.. The attacks killed 2,977 people from 93 nations, 2,753 people were killed in New York, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon and 40 people were killed on Flight 93. 9/11 has a memorial of remembrance, honoring the 2,977 people that were killed in the terror attack. The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in North America.