On September 11, 2001 our country shook as four planes crashed in less than two hours. Millions mourned over the 3,000 people that died due to terror attacks carried out by members of an Islamic extremist group. At 8:46 a.m. Semptember 11, 2001 the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center hitting the North Tower. At 9:03 a second plane hit the World Trade Center hitting the South Tower. Only 34 minutes later, a third hijacked plane hit the Pentagon where 59 died who boarded the plane and 125 dead from inside the building. 10:07 the fourth and final plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania leaving 40 dead. An hour and 20 minutes of non-stop terror will leave a daunting mark on our history forever.
As this happened million of questions instantly arose; Why? How? Who? These questions will be examined throughout this blog with the aid of an archive dedicated to this time in history: The September 11 Digital Archive (which is filled with items that include photos, personal artifacts, videos, etc.) We are not the only victim of this crime as these terrorist attacks happen all around the world and are still happening today. To be prepared or prevent another occurrence like this from happening again, it is important to examine this specific event in history.
Every September 11 we now remember and celebrate the lives of those who were victims of this crime.