The Attacks on September 11th 2001

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September 11th of 2001 is a day in history that will be remembered forever. What was first thought to be a freak accident turned into a horrific nightmare for our country, America was under attack. On the morning of the attacks a group of al Qaeda terrorists took control of four commercial jetliners headed to California and purposively crashed two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The last plane fell into a Pennsylvania field never reaching its final destination, The White House. These attacks on the United States were formulated by the Islamic culture that has been planning this for many years. Shortly after these Twin Towers fell, the United States started mourning for the loss of those citizens killed in the violent terrorist attacks by the Islamic. The American Flag became a symbol for many Americans. Putting flags in yards or stickers on cars was a way people began showing their patriotism. Athletic events were cancelled and many entertainers performed benefit concerts for the city. Family members of the lost loved ones and supporters attended memorial ceremonies in candlelight and held moments of silence for the lost. Even though September 11th was a day of destruction in United States history, it caused the American people to come together in a way like never before (History.com). Before the attacks on September 11th 2001, The Twin Towers transcended above Manhattan, as the tallest buildings in the area, and the second tallest in the Nation. The seventh building of the World Trade Center was the only one to have a different address than the other buildings on the block because it was built ten years after the twin towers. Along with the Twin Towers, the seventh building was also flattened No one expected the... ... middle of paper ... ... I: To the Fall of the Towers." Day of 9/11 - Part I: To the Fall of the Towers. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. “Ground Zero.” Https://www.nysm.nysed.gov/wtc/recovery/groundzero.html. New York State Education Department, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. "Flight 93 Memorial | Fast Facts." Flight 93 Memorial | Fast Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. "10 Years Later: How Did the 9/11 Attacks Change America?" UC Berkeley NewsCenter. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. "Facts About the Operations of the 9/11." 911memorial.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. "September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance | United We Serve." September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance | United We Serve. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. "9/11: The Day of the Attacks." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 08 Sept. 2011. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
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