9/11: Never Forget

                    September 11th, 2019

18 years ago, every heart in our nation broke at the tragedy that fell upon New York City, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania. In a series of coordinated attacks planned by al-Qaeda, four-passenger airliners were hijacked and used as weapons, resulting in the deaths of 2,996 people.

Two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center Complex, causing the collapse of both structures. The third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon – the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense – in Arlington County, Virginia, which led to the collapse of the building’s west side. The final plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was flown towards Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The passengers of that plane heroically thwarted the hijackers and gave their lives to save others.

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