September 11th, 2001

The Falling Towers

About 9/11

On September 11th, 2001 terrorists attacked the United States.They hijacked four planes in mid-flight. The terrorists flew two of the planes into The World Trade Center located in new York City. The impact caused the buildings to catch on fire, many loved ones lost, traumatized and severely injured, and later to see the buildings collapse.

It was the first multiple hijacking in the United States, and the first in the world in more than thirty years. On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists boarded four commercial jetliners, all transcontinental flights, carrying a maximum load of 11,400 gallons of jet fuel. Their objective was to take control of the planes once they were airborne and turn them into flying weapons of destruction. - See more at: http://www.historyinanhour.com/2011/09/11/911-summary/#sthash.Noe6DsJJ.dpuf

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America became so transformed after this tragic event occured. We needed to unite as a country, and protect one another; no one felt safe because no one was safe. There are countless amounts of families and friends who lost their beloved, and also a huge majority even their own lives. Less than 15 minutes after the terrorists struck the nerve center of the U.S. military, the horror in New York took a catastrophic turn for the worse when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke. The structural steel of the skyscraper, built to withstand winds in excess of 200 miles per hour and a large conventional fire, could not withstand the tremendous heat generated by the burning jet fuel. At 10:30 a.m., the other Trade Center tower collapsed. Close to 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center and its vicinity, including a staggering 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors. Only six people in the World Trade Center towers at the time of their collapse survived. Almost 10,000 others were treated for injuries, many severe, many fatal.
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