September 11, 2001
On September 11, 2001, a group of terrorists attcked the United States. This historical event was very tragic because nearly 3,000 people were killed and many were left scarred emotionally and physically. Who did this? Well, a terrorist group called the Al Qaeda hijacked a few planes and flew two out of the four planes into two skyscrapers in New York City. One of the other planes crashed and the other wrecked a part of the Pentagon. It is said that the Al Qaeda did this was because they were not happy with America and other countries getting involved with the Middle East.
Here is a picture of the half-destroyed pentagon.
All the debris from the destruction in New York was making it hard to breathe.
Here are the twin towers after the planes crashed into them. Many people in the building lost their lives in there