September 11, 2001 (9/11)
Bin Laden's Attack On US Soil
September 11th 2001(9/11), is a day that is remember by every American. Bin Laden coordinated a four plane attack in New York and Washington D.C. This event is a defining moment in history. I remember exactly where I was standing when I heard the news America has been attacked. This is the first time since WWII at Pearl Harbor the United States had been attacked on their own soil. For the 1st in my life I realized that Americans were not safe from an enemy's attack. It was a scary feeling as you wonder what city would be next and if your friends and family in New York and DC world be safe. The video below describes the events of the day.
Washington D.C. & Pennsylvania
New York City was the hardest hit during the attacks but Washington D.C. was attacked as well. One plane flew into the pentagon killing 125 inside and the 58 passengers The other plane was suppose to fly into the White House but the people on the plane resisted and fought back. The plane crashed in a remote area in Pennsylvania. As a result all 44 passengers on Flight 93 died, but it potentially saved thousands of lives. (Pictures of Pentagon)
Images and info on right column are all from: http://nymag.com/news/articles/wtc/archives/
Order of Events in NEW YORK CITY
8:48 am: AA Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower
9:06 am: UA Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower
As the heat from the inferno became intolerable, trapped workers were forced to jump from the towers to escape the flames.
The South Tower CollapsesIn a 2,000-degree inferno, the tower crumples and crashes to the ground at 9:55 am. Minutes later, at 10:29 am, the north tower collapses.
Downtown office workers flee the clouds of smoke that swirled through the streets of lower Manhattan when the towers crumbled.