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A day we WON'T forget

On This Horrific Day.....

September 11th 2001 is one of the worst days in American history. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives on this horrific day. Nineteen terrorist associated with al-Qaeda hi-jacked four planes. Two planes hit the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center in NYC. One hit the Pentagon in Washington DC, and one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

An American Airlines' Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower of The World Trade Center at 8:48 AM. Eighteen minutes later the United States Airlines' flight 175 hit the south tower.

The third plane hit the Pentagon at 9:45 AM. One hundred -twenty five people were killed in the Pentagon strike.

The fourth plane that crashed into a field in Pennsylvania was taken back from the terrorist. Unfortunately there was no one that could fly the plane and it crashed. There were no survivors.

This was the deadliest day in history for NYC firefighters. 343 died on this day. September 11th will always be a day in history when we honor the hero's and remember the ones that lost their lives.

Heartbreak on 9/11

We can't abandon her

"Send every available ambulance, everything you got.....NOW!!" That was what Captain Jay Jonas said on this horrible day. This chapter from Hero's of 9/11 is about Captain Jay Jonas and firefighters trying to save everyone they possibly can. They heard the south tower collapse so they started to come back to safety. On their way down they saw a woman sitting on the stairs and her leg was hurt. She couldn't walk and she was already having problems with her leg before all this happened. Captain Jay Jonas said "We can't abandon her!!" So the firefighters were helping the woman down when... BOOM!!! The north tower crashed. They were all waiting to be crushed when... They didn't hear anymore crashing. Captain Jay Jonas said "WE'RE ALIVE!!" That woman basically saved them. If they had been ahead, they would've been crushed. Since she slowed them down, they were trapped, but alive. One of the firefighters wanted leave a rescue rope behind but Captain Jay Jonas refused. That rope ended up saving them all. Captain Jay Jonas said, "We just happened to be in the right spot." There was nothing magical about it . There was one pocket, one void, and we happened to be in it. Over 1,400 people died in the north tower, and Captain Jay Jonas and his crew were among the 14 survivors.