9/11 Reflection

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Every American vividly remembers where he or she was on September 11th, 2001. In just under a month before the attacks, (between August 26 and September 5) the terrorists bought their plane tickets. They paid online, by phone and in person. Then, on the morning of September 11, 2001, Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist organization launched the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, killing more than 3,000 people in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (9/11 Commission Report). Throughout the day, the President was moved around the country for his safety, but at 7 p.m. it was determined that it was safe for President Bush to return to the White House. At 9 p.m, he addressed the nation about the crisis. Not since the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has an event affected the sense of safety in the United States. On September 11th, 2001, Americans showed an immense response to the hijacking of Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93 and showed that Americans unite in times of crisis.
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Then, according to Gale Student Resources in Context, at 8:14, United Airlines Flight 175 took off at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. At 9:03, it became the second plane to crash into the Twin Towers, killing everyone aboard and many people in the South tower where it hit. Later, the North tower of the Twin Towers fell at 10:28 a.m. The mayor of New York at the time, Rudolph Giuliani, declared the evacuation of Lower Manhattan as emergency personnel continued to search for survivors. Like the New York firefighters, rescue workers from across the United States also put their lives at risk. Many worked twelve- to sixteen-hour shifts searching for survivors. They worked in toxic debris in what became known as “Ground Zero” (9/11). The second plane was the end of the terror in New York, but not for the rest of the