9/11: A Decade Later

I’ts been a decade since 9/11 happened. 9/11 is known as the September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11), which were a series of 4 coordinated & disastrous suicide attacks that happened in USA, in New York City and the Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001.

On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within 2 hours. Hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The 4th jet, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to take control before it could reach the hijacker’s intended target in Washington, D.C. 2,983, nearly 3,000 died in the attacks.

The destruction caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan. The World Trade Center was rebuilt & completed in May 2002. Adjacent to the memorial, the 1,776 feet (541 m) One World Trade Center is estimated for completion by 2013. The Pentagon was repaired within a year, and the Pentagon Memorial opened, adjacent to the building, in 2008. Ground was broken for the Flight 93 National Memorial in November 2009, and the memorial was formally dedicated on September 10, 2011. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is scheduled to open on September 11, 2011.

This day was a turning point in our lives. We should always remember that this world is not full of peace, but also evil. Threats will always exist, and we must always be ready. We must never forget. We must remember the reality of the world we live in. From that tragedy, we learned from it &we will become a better, more honest, more secure country.

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