9\11: The Pentagon

Madison Wetzel

Who

On this day in history, the United States of America was attacked by terrorists from
Al-Qaeda. They are said to be led by famous terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

What

The terrorists from Al-Qaeda were hijackers that hijacked four American Airlines. Two of the planes were going to New York City, a third was heading to crash into the Pentagon. Another was supposed to go to Washinton D.C. Three were successful.

When

This tragic day occurred on September 11th, 2001. At 9:43 A.M. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. Evacuation began at 10:05 A.M.

Where

Flight 77 was a flight that was scheduled to go from Dulles to Los Angeles. Instead of this flight going to plan, the hijackers turned the plan around and headed for Washington D.C. and hit the Pentagon.

Why

Although no one really knows why Osama bin Laden decided to attack the
United States. People do believe that bin Laden wanted to keep all Americans out of his land. He didn't want anyone in it because it was the birthplace of Mohammed bin Laden and it was considered sacred ground. He took action because of the presence of the United States in Saudi Arabia.