On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from AL-Qaeda, hijacked 4 commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex and a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.
The Twin Towers ultimately collapsed because of the damage sustained from the impacts and the resulting fires.
After learning about the other attacks, passengers on the fourth hijacked plane, Flight 93, fought back, and the plane was crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania about 20 minutes by air from Washington, DC.
The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people from 93 nations. 2,753 people were killed in New York, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon and 40 people were killed on Flight 93.
The yearly anniversary of the September 11th attacks offers us a chance to reflect on what that event meant to us. It’s also a chance to help our children understand.
“I wish” I would’ve documented how I felt and where we were during this time like I have been with the Covid pandemic.
First-person accounts from 9/11. It’s very interesting hearing each person’s unique story. A great reminder that YOUR story is unique and matters. Watch them here >
We will always remember the brave souls who have gone before us in this horrific event. In 2018, I took my boys to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
It’s important to document our days as we are living history. I wish I had done this during 9/11 to share with my kids where they were and how it effected us as a family in Utah.
In the NYC 9/11 memorial, there is a room filled with photos of people who died during this tragic time. Photos bring names to life, it’s so important to take them! Download this free 8×10 printable and remember too.
Chari / Founder / Persnickety Prints