The World Trade Center Towers
Another plane struck the Pentagon, causing loss of 125 lives
A commercial airplane (United Flight 93) was taken over by the terrorists, It is thought the terrorists had planned an attack on the White House. On this plane, passengers and crew attempted to overtake the terrorists and the plane crashed in Somerset County PA, killing all on board, It gave us a new phrase for heroes, "Let's Roll" heard on a cell phone as the passengers began their attempt to take back control of the plane.
The crash site in Pennsylvania[All photographs taken from Internet sites where no credit was given to the photographer,]
During this horrid period of time, Americans of all regions of the country, of all ethnic backgrounds and colors, of all religious beliefs (or none at all), of all lifestyles, and all political parties came together, united in grief. We came together giving accolades to the heroes and solace to the friends and families of the victims. A true United States of America. Most of the world grieved along with us.
Nearly three thousand people died from the attacks, including many rescuers. Many more continue to have health problems or have died from the toxic gases released, especially in New York City.
It's hard to believe how divided we have become since that time. How much lower we have fallen in the eyes of our world neighbors, That adds even more sadness to the solemnity of this date.
Let us all remember the events of September 11, 2001. The way we all worked together afterwards. And let us hope that the same togetherness will return without another tragedy.