9-11 essay

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September 11, 2001 marked a devastating day in the history of the United States. Four passenger planes were hijacked by terrorist. Two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact of the two planes caused large fires that led to the collapse of the two tours merely two hours later. One of the other planes was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, but was believed to be headed for another important landmark of the United States. The last plane never made it to that last landmark because of the brave passengers that showed true courage by intervening in the attack. I remember the day the tragedy happened; we were all in school when the news came. Teachers were all in a panic, but only being in kindergarten I didn’t really understand what was going on. They talked about an attack on the twin towers, how they were coming down and there would soon be nothing left. We watched it on the news in our classes and you could see the confusion on all of our faces. We knew something was wrong, there were bad people in our country and they were burning our buildings. However, we did not know the extremities of what was going on or how many people had lost their lives. When we here the “9 11” most of our minds go to the twin towers. 8:46 and 9:02; those are the times in which our nation was changed by two planes devastating crashes. The first tower stood for 56 minutes while burning and the second lasted the waves of destruction for 102 minutes. They took a mere twelve seconds to fall and from there began to ripple out. The numbers of this day are unbelievable; there were 2,810 people who were killed in the attacks, 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 NYPD officers, 37 Port Authority police officers, 22 soldiers in Operation Enduring Freedom, 1,402 people in Tower 1, 614 people in Tower 2, the ratio of men to women that died was 3:1, there were 289 bodies found intact, 19,858 body parts were found, 1,717 families got no remains, 1,609 people lost a spouse or partner, 3,051 children lost a parent,…