On September 11, 2001, militants associated with
extremist groups boarded four passenger airplanes. Soon
after take-off they disabled the crews and took control of
the aircraft with full loads of fuel and carried out the
deadliest systematized suicide attacks on American soil.
Two of the planes were deliberately flown into the twin
towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a
third plane hit the Pentagon just outsideWashington, D.C.,
and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist
attacks. These attacks caused extensive death and
destruction. More than 400 police and firefighters were
killed after responding to the call, bravely rushing to the
scene... and into the towers to save others that day.