On September 11, 2001 were a series of terrorist attacks were executed on the United States of America. Four commercial passenger jet airliners were hijacked on that morning and two of the planes were crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into each tower, causing the collapse of both towers within two hours. The third aircraft was crashed into the Pentagon. Passengers on the fourth hijacked aircraft attempted to retake control of their plane from the hijackers, which crashed into a field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania killing all on board but in the process saving many other lives. Approximately 3,000 people died in these attacks, including a number of fire fighters and rescue workers.
Why we should remember 9/11
The attacks of September 11, 2001, reshaped the face of the nation and the course of history. Our lives and the lives of those to come - not just here in New York or the United States, but around the globe - have changed forever.
9/11 in Pictures
The date, September 11, will forever evoke recollections of unimaginable tragedy, of lives callously lost and brutally cut short and of unspeakable horror and sorrow in the hearts and minds of all of us. We must never forget the depths of inhumanity to which terrorist fanatics are willing to sink in the name of their depraved cause as they seek to destroy the very principles of freedom and democracy on which this great nation was founded.
That is why each and every September 11, we as Americans pay tribute to those who lost their lives that fateful day. We gather in unity and dignity to honor the freedoms that we have fought for in the past, the freedoms our loved ones have died for, and those freedoms that we continue to fight for today.
What is it personally for each of us
Before the day of September 11, 2001 Americans were confident that they are living in the strongest, the wealthiest, and the most secure country in the World, far from wars, terrorist attacks, and tragedy. War was far away, and even with USA troops deployed somewhere, it did not matter too much. It was far-far away…
9/11 showed that the World is small and vulnerable. That there are no local conflicts any more. That the Hamas terrorists are not only problem of Israel, and IRA is not purely British headache. We are in the war, everyday and every hour, and the take is big - our freedom, our lives, and our children. Never forget this day and these pictures, and do what you can, no matter how small you think it can be, to prevent that from happening again. This time, it can be closer to your home. Where? Who knows... May be, it will be in Los Angeles..., or Austin..., or Portland...