What Is September 11?

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September 11, 2001 began as any other calm, pleasant, late summer day. It was a Tuesday morning that was warm but crisp. The skies were clear and the sun shone beautifully across the New York City skyline as a front had just recently passed over the east coast. Yet, no one on four different commercial flights knew it would be the last time they walked on land when they boarded their planes as an invisible darkness lurked. It was like a hidden blade, an unforeseen disaster unfolding right under the public’s nose. Ultimately, September 11, 2001 became a day that left a lasting effect on America’s history and culture. It was a day where commercial jets became guided missiles that were piloted into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It was a day of death and destruction. Outraged by the outcome of this Tuesday’s events, America reacted with a swift military response to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice. From this, a new war was started along with hate to certain ethnic and religious groups. Also, the nation will learn from this that security in places like airports should be changed to stop more terrorist acts. All because of times like 9/11, security has been revolutionized to where it is now. With these drastic changes, the attacks on September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten, a day that will be etched into U.S. history forever.
By September 11, 2001 several terrorist acts had already been committed against the United States. In fact, 9/11/01 was not the first attack on the World Trade Center as in 1993, a group of Islamic extremists detonated a bomb inside a parking garage under the World Trade Center. After this attack, U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya were bombed by Al Qaeda ass...

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...3 that ended up crashing in a field killing everyone on board near Shanksville, Pennsylvania as a result of the onboard skirmish. No one knows exactly where this plane was heading but possible targets include the White House or Capitol Building ("9/11 Attacks"). The total death toll of the 9/11 attacks reached to nearly 3,000. This included over 300 firefighters and many police officers in New York and Washington D.C. Furthermore, this act of terror was traced back to Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terror network. These events triggered a U.S. military response as retaliation. The global war on terror had begun for America and its allies. It is believed that Al Qaeda’s motives for the attack were to show weakness in America by attacking our symbols of power. Also, this attack was probably carried out because Al Qaeda is angry at the U.S. for our support of Israel
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