Attack on the World Trade Center

1620 Words Feb 4th, 2018 7 Pages
New York City was just as busy as usual, all the hustle and bustle of the people headed to their jobs, all the traffic going in and out of the World Trade Center. Millions of the people were in morning rush hour on their way from their homes to work. The World Trade Center was a symbol of U.S. power and financial strength, but that was about to change. A few minutes after 9:00 a.m., the sky was not sunny and clear as it had just been minutes before. There was smoke, dust, and debris everywhere. Two jet airplanes, hijacked by religious terrorists, crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and blowup. The impact left a gasping, burning hole in both of the towers, killing hundreds of people almost instantly and trapping thousands more in higher floors. The collision caused a gigantic explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and the streets below. A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. America was under attack. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters. This lead to millions of people trapped with no way of escaping the twin towers. They knew they would not make it back home to their friends and family members. Can you imagine the feeling of knowing your…
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