What Is 9/11? We all know that the events of 9/11 changed our country forever. But do you remember what happened?
The tragedy was a defining moment in American history, but it’s also a story that is hard to tell. How can we explain why this event was so important to Americans without trivializing the loss of life by making light of such an emotional topic?
What Is 9/11? uses photos and text to help us remember what happened on September 11th, 2001. It tells the story from beginning to end while never losing sight of how devastating this day was for America and its people. This book will help parents answer their children’s questions about this historical event while still being respectful towards those who lost loved ones or were injured during these attacks on U.S soil.
- 1 What Is 9/11?
- 2 What were the 9/11 attacks?
- 3 Facts about 9/11 attacks
- 4 How many people died in the 9/11 attacks?
- 5 America responds to the attacks
- 6 Economic impact of 9/11
- 7 9/11 anniversary and memorial
- 8 Who planned the 9/11 attacks?
What Is 9/11?
The September 11 attacks are widely considered to be one of the worst terrorist attacks ever committed. On that morning, four commercial airliners traveling from New York City were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists who took over flight decks and ordered pilots press certain buttons in order not flying into buildings or crashing planes on American soil which they succeeded with these orders given successfully landing two airplanes at different locations including Pentagon near Washington Dc., another plane crashed within its structural frame south east side of NYC killing all passengers aboard just seconds after takeoff while 93 people survived because miracles do happen sometimes.
Four planes were used to attack the US on September 11, 2001. Two hit WTC towers (Twin Towers), one crashed into Pentagon in Washington DC and third targeted George W Bush’s retreat of “POTUS” which isacalled “$10 million dollar home”. There was also an additional plan for suicide crash near Shanksville Pennsylvania but passenger revolt led them not carry out this order.
What were the 9/11 attacks?
The September 11 attacks were a series of airline hijackings and suicide bombings committed by 19 terrorist organizations associated with Al Qaeda. These coordinated strikes involved three planes, two that have been used to attack significant U.S cities: American Airlines flight 11 which hit the World Trade Center’s North Tower (also known as WTC) along with United Airline Flight 175 targeting New York City’s South building also called “Memorial or collins” ; while another plane -American Airlines Flights 77- crashed into The Pentagon in Virginia . A fourth hijacked aircraft namely UA 93 failed to reach its target due.
Facts about 9/11 attacks
World Trade Center
On September 11, 2001 at 8:45 a.m., an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of New York City’s World Trade Center and created this burning hole near its 80th floor. The impact left hundreds dead or injured while others were trapped in higher floors who watched helplessly as television cameras broadcasted live images that initially appeared to be just another freak accident on their morning commute through downtown Manhattan – something unseen before had never been seen again since then come yet again it did when terrorists attacked America forever changing lives around the world for generations ahead.
The second plane hit the World Trade Center at 9:55 a.m., 18 minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 had been flown into New York’s iconic buildings. It was United Airlines’ 175 and it cut through one of its towers near windows on floors 60-90 (and higher). A large explosion followed as burning debris showered down onto surrounding buildings; this led people all over town running for cover thinking that another attack like what happened before would soon be coming their way – but instead we only got shocked silence from those remaining victims below who survived Columbia University being reduced to rubble just days ago
The sky seemed so peaceful not long ago, when I woke up feeling especially good today because autumn is finally here!
Osama bin Laden
Hijackers who claimed to be acting on behalf of Osama bin Laden, the Saudi terrorist and fugitive from American justice. The 9/11 attacks were allegedly financed by al-Qaeda’s brutal regime in response for America’s support Israel that led it into war with Iraq as well its continued military presence throughout most regions including middle eastern countries like Iran where they had been living among other angry extremists planning this attack long before 2010 when all happened so quickly without warning!
Others were slipping into the country in September 2001 and acting as muscle to set up an operation. The 19 terrorists easily smuggled box cutters through security at three East Coast airports, boarding four early morning flights bound for California because they knew those planes would be full of fuel; soon after takeoff with hijackers commanding them from their seats on board these passenger jets turned ordinary into guided missiles that day-long attack we still remember today all too well!
As millions watched the events unfold in New York, a plane circled over downtown Washington D.C., before crashing into the west side of Pentagon military headquarters at 9:45 am on September 11th 2001 .The impact from American Airlines Flight 77 caused an inferno that led to its structural collapse and killing 125 people including all 64 aboard airplane as well as those inside any other buildings close by such as office buildings around Maryland where many civil servants work everyday without knowing what has happened near them until later when they find out some coworkers went missing or were killed during this time period after having been trapped under tonsne.
Twin Towers collapse
Less than 15 minutes after the terrorists struck nerve center of U.S., New York took a drastic turn to horror when south tower at World Trade Center collapsed in massive cloud dust and smoke collapse structural steel was not able withstand immense heat generated from burning jet fuel at 10:30 am north building twin towers also collaps ed only six people survived.
While over 400 miles away in New York City, United Airlines Flight 93 had been delayed for 40 minutes after takeoff when passengers learned about the situation at home and on other flights. They began making calls to ground with cell phones which informed them that their flight would not be returning until further notice; this gave rise to an insurrection where they planned how best take down hijackers before it turned into something worse than what already happened.
On 9/11, one of the passengers—Thomas Burnett Jr.—called his wife and said that they were all going to die. Another passenger was heard over an open line saying “Are you guys ready? Let’s go.” Sandy Bradshaw called her husband during the flight explaining she had slipped into galley duty with boiling water pitchers as well as filling them up for first class customers; in less than 10 minutes time after making these last purchases from there tray service area at around 8:20 am NYC Time on American Airlines Flight 11 (the plane struck between seats 7D & 15A), it would crash into Manhattan killing everyone on board! The phone call lasted about 2 minutes but I hope you’ll remember this story forever because Sandy passed.
The passengers on Flight 93, a commercial airplane taking off from Newark airport in New Jersey for Ohio were soon faced with an unforgettable situation. The four hijackers had taken over the plane and forced it down near Shanksville where they intended to land so that none of them would get hurt or killed during their plan which involved crashing into one of several possible targets including either the White House (a federal building).
How many people died in the 9/11 attacks?
2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. These include 19 terrorist hijackers aboard four airplanes who crashed into New York City’s Twin Towers and Pentagon with 89 innocent victims each at ground zero or inside their respective target buildings across Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia where they also waged suicide missions before being shot down by American military personnel soldiers protecting our country against terrorism abroad while fighting fire within its borders too when this whole terrible tragedy started happening on September 11th 2001 which made many nations around world unite even more so than before under United States leadership because they knew what could happen if it happened again here today!
America responds to the attacks
President George W. Bush delivered a televised address from the Oval Office, declaring that “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings but they cannot touch America’s resolve.”
George Washington was in charge when it happened – he just didn’t know what to do about 9/11. The next day at Ground Zero we saw violence and destruction on an international scale: two airplanes crashed into New York City landmarks; another hit Pentagon… And all across this country people were hurting with sadness so many questions unanswered: Why did anyone hate us enough to try killing their own children? How could somebody plan such horrible things ahead if there had never been any history between nations or cultures before now?”.
Operation Enduring Freedom, the American-led international effort to oust Taliban regime in Afghanistan and destroy Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network based there began on October 7. Within two months U.S forces had effectively removed them from operational power but this war continues as US/coalition troops attempt defeat an insurgency campaign that has been living across the border since they left their native land of Pakistan following 9/11 attacks.
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th attacks remained at large until May 2nd when he was finally tracked down and killed by U.S forces in Abbottabad Pakistan; President Barack Obama announced this on June 2011 after several days of intensive search operations which led them to their final hideout where they found traces that Bin Laden had been there recently including some sleeping quarters among other things .
The death toll rose above 3 thousand people including civilians while many more were injured but thanksgiving came just one day later with news from administration officials saying he died during operation human shield leaving behind no heirs so vowing revenge against USA.
Economic impact of 9/11
The 9/11 attacks had a dire effect on the US economy. The market fell 7% in one day and many people lost their jobs, including those who worked at Wall Street institutions like NYSE or World Trade Center buildings which were evacuated during this time period when it happened to them.
The biggest losers in this crisis were those who worked with finance and air transportation. These two industries accounted for 60% of all lost jobs, which translates to over half a million people who had their lives changed forever by September 11th 2001’s attacks on America . The estimated cost is $60 billion dollars–that number may sound like nothing compared to other natural disasters but remember that every penny goes straight into our economy so it has the potential make even more waves than previous tragedies if we don’t find ways around these financial setbacks soon enough!
The toxic fumes and particles from the towers that were burning, falling to their final resting place in lower Manhattan exposed thousands of first responders. By 2018 10,000 people had been diagnosed with 9/11 related cancer despite there only being a latency period between exposure and onset up 15-30 years or more for some cases!
9/11 anniversary and memorial
On September 11th, 2001 America was hit with one of the most devastating events in its history. The day gave us a reason to come together and serve our country which had been attacked because it is great! So on this Patriot Day we remember those who lost their lives as well as all victims from past wars/conflicts around world by lighting candles at nightfall for peace everywhere but especially here where they belong now too-in life everlasting memories that will never fade away like yesterday’s fire does not matter anymore than today or tomorrow if you choose how long ago these moments were told.
The winning design for the World Trade Center Site Memorial was chosen by an international jury of architects and designers. The memorial, which is now open to public guests at ground zero in New York City’s Central Park on 9/11 remembrance day every year celebrates life while acknowledging its absence with two reflecting pools filled with waterfalls running down where the twin towers once stood.
Who planned the 9/11 attacks?
In the wake of 9/11, Osama bin Laden was considered a terrorist mastermind. In fact it would be Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who planned and executed most aspects for al-Qaeda’s attack on America with 19 hijackers from across the Middle East carrying out their suicide missions in New York City – Washington DC – Pennsylvania.
September 11th is a day that will always be remembered. It was the worst terrorist attack in American history, and it changed our country forever. On this date 15 years ago, 19 terrorists hijacked four planes and killed 2,977 innocent people on board while also destroying part of New York City’s Twin Towers building where many were working at their jobs when they heard about the attacks happening across the world. The events have been covered by news stations ever since because there are still so many unanswered questions to this day- including how these hijackers could get onto airplanes without being noticed or stopped from boarding. We want to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 with stories from survivors as well as families who’ve never recovered from losing.