Where Were You 11 Years Ago This Morning?
Do you remember what you were doing the morning of September 11, 2001?
It was on that day, a series of four suicide attacks were carried out against the United States. The attacks were coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and Washington D.C. 19 terrorists from the Islamic militant group al-Queda hijacked four passenger jet airliners. Then, intentionally piloted two of the jets, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Within two hours of the collision, both towers had collapsed!
Another jet, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth jet, United Airlines Flight 93, was intended to be crashed into the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C; however the brave men and women of flight 93 attempted to take control of the jet from the hijackers and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3,000 people died in the attack that Tuesday morning and eleven years later a nation still grieves and tries to heal from the horrific events of that September day.
Please join all of us here at MIX 97.3 in taking time today, to visit the official online site of the national tribute of remembrance to honor the men, women and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
The site contains a remembrance guide, which includes a list of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks, interactive time-lines, lesson plans about memorialization and ideas for sharing reflections through social media.
September 11, 2001, a day this country and the entire world will never forget.
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