NINETEEN years ago, nineteen men attacked four airplanes to carry out the deadliest terror attack in United State in a mission that was planned by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Two planes were flown into the famous twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. The third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, DC, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attack at the Pentagon, World Trade Center and aboard Flight 93, and people continue to die every year of 9/11-related illnesses.
For generations of Americans, September 11th became their version of “Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” and millions more can recall memories of that day as if it happened last week. While the attacks on September 11th are unforgettable for millions of people, it’s an event that others, who weren’t alive in 2001, have had to learn about from family members and in classrooms. As is the case with other historical events, education becomes increasingly vital as the years carry on and September 11th is no exception.