Remember 9.11.01

Bloodnet36

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On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.

As the evacuation of the tower and its twin got underway, television cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident. Then, 18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767—United Airlines Flight 175—appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center and sliced into the south tower near the 60th floor.

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.

Did you know? September 11, 2001, was the deadliest day in history for New York City firefighters: 343 were killed.
 

GarrettRAF

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i was in elementary school when it happened. One of my niece's birthdays is that day of the year. Some years ago Gabriel Giffers was shot by someone who went off their chain and was put in the hospital. that same day a 9 year old girl was killed along with some other in that shooting and she was born the day of 9/11. her father said that she was born on a tragic day, and died on a tragic day. Obama had mentioned that that little girl had dreams to help our nation and that they shouldn't be ignored. He also said that when he left Gabriel's hospital room, he heard the nurse say that she opened her eyes as he left.