16 years ago today, September 11 was written into history as the most devastating day in America.
September 11, 2001 started off as just another day in New York, At 8:45 a.m. that all changed. At 8:45 a.m. American Airlines flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. Nobody knew what was happening, everyone had thought it was just a freak accident, but then just 18 minutes later at 9:03 a.m. another plane (United Airlines flight 175) struck the south tower. At this time people began to realize this was an attack on American soil. 40 minutes later at 9:43 a.m. a 3rd plane (American Airlines flight 77) crashes into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. At 10:05 a.m. the south World Trade Center collapsed with men, women, and children still inside. At 10:10 a.m. a portion of the pentagon had collapsed and at the same time another plane (United Airlines flight 93) was has crashed in a field in Somerset County Pennsylvania, just south east of Pittsburgh. The plane was heading for the White House, but when the passengers aboard realized what the terrorists target was, they fought back to take control of the plane. They had saved the White House from destruction but in the process had lost their lives in the crash. At 10:28 a.m. the World Trade Center’s north tower falls. In the end almost 3,000 people lost their lives in this attack, 71 of them being law enforcement, and 343 firefighters. Till this day we still remember those who lost their lives and those who gave their lives to try and help those in need.