Day of terror – 9/11

September 11th, 2001 brought the first attacks on US territory since Pearl Harbor in 1941. The attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon using hijacked passengers planes were unprecedented by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda. Some 2750 people were killed in the twin towers, 184 at the pentagon and 40 in Pennsylvania (never reaching its final target, the white house, as the passengers fought back against the terrorists).

9/11 is a day people vividly remembers; the devastation, grief and loss. September 11th was an event that changed America. I personally was too young to remember anything from the tragic event, but I have watched several documentaries on the topic and I am left speechless. At last, I am always left with is the incredible heroism, selflessness and unity that was seen under the attacks, as well as the time following. Yes, America fell but also united to pay homage to the many heroes that were first responders as well as the thousands of ordinary Americans who did the extraordinary.

 

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