Remembering September 11, 2001-The 20th Anniversary Of The Date That Will Also Live In Infamy.
Do you remember where you were when you heard the tragic news 20 years ago on September 11, 2001 that terrorists on four hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and when the passengers & crew on Flight 93 overtook the terrorists on that plane crash landing in Shanksville, Pennsylvania?
Timeline of Events:
8:45 A.M.: An American Airlines Boeing 767 airplane with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
9:03 A.M.: A second Boeing 767 United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center again and cut into the South Tower near the 60th Floor according to history.com. “The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and onto the streets below. It immediately became clear that America was under attack.”
9:45 A.M.: American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
10:10 A.M: Flight 93: This plane that took off from the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey where it was destined to arrive in San Francisco, California. It was hijacked 40 minutes after taking off. The passengers on board learned of what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. from cellphone calls with relatives and friends.
A group of flight attendants and passengers decided to take matters into their own hands and fought the terrorists on board. Passenger Todd Beamer “was heard saying “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll” over an open line,” according to history.com.” “The passengers fought the four hijackers and are suspected to have attacked the cockpit with a fire extinguisher. The plane then flipped over and sped toward the ground at upwards of 500 miles per hour, crashing in a rural field near Shanksville in western Pennsylvania at 10:10 a.m.” from the history.com website.
10:30 A.M.: “The north building of the twin towers collapsed. Only six people in the World Trade Center towers at the time of their collapse survived. Almost 10,000 others were treated for injuries, many severe” according to History.com
2,996 people were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorists' attacks in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
In 2009, Congress declared September 11th a “National Day of Service and Remembrance” day to honor those who died on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2020 it was changed to “Patriots Day.”
For more information about September 11, 2001 please go https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/9-11-attacks
Please reflect for a minute on September 11, 2021 for the victims who died on September 11, 2001 and their families.
Here are two videos.