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Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory: September 11

On this day, I pause to remember the innocent victims that died 10 years ago today during these despicable attacks in our country. 

On this morning 10 years ago today, 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 two hours.  Hijackers crashed the third plane, American Airlines Flight 77,  into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth 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.  Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks.

National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
9/11 Interactive Timeline
The September 11 Digital Archive
September 11 Attacks - Wikipedia
National 9/11 Memorial and Museum - Wikipedia
Understanding 9/11 - A Television News Archive
Front Pages - September 12, 2001
THE STATE Newspaper (Columbia, SC) Remembers 9/11

My Favorite DVD to recap 9/11 Events:
National Geographic: Inside 9/11 (Commemorative Edition)

Our Visit to New York City in 2001 - Barbara on Brooklyn Bridge


View of World Trade Center from Statue of Liberty

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