September 11, 2001, And The United States

1064 WordsAug 21, 20155 Pages
September 11, 2001 is a day Americans will never forget. It was a day that brought shock, anger, disbelief, and sadness to everyone. On that day, thousands of innocent people lost their lives due to an act that was unthinkable. It was the day that the United States of America was attacked by nineteen terrorists part of Al-Qaeda. That day was classified as the worst terrorist attack in America. September 11, 2001 changed America forever: in a way that we were not prepared for. September 11, 2001 started out as a normal day for most. Everyone was going to work, school or doing what he or she usually did. People were getting on flights for either work or pleasure not thinking that it was going to be their last day alive. At 8:46 in…show more content…
Many believe that flight was headed for the White House but passengers on board risked their lives in attempt to regain control of the hijacked plane. Unfortunately, all died on that plane but they ended up saving a lot of lives in the process because flight 93 never reached the White House. The attacks left everyone speechless. All planes were grounded and many buildings were evacuated. Everyone was in fear. Then, at 9:59 am, World Trade Centers South Tower collapses. Debris covered the street and smoke was everywhere. People ran as fast as they could away from the collapsed building in fear of dying. When at 10:28 am the North Tower collapses as well. Out “of the 2,843 people killed on September 11, 2,617 died at the World Trade Center.” (A. 965) America was clearly under attack and was going to fight back against the people that did the harm. President Bush declared that Americans would “stand together to win the war against terrorism.” (A. 965) America could not sit back and let terrorists ruin our country. U.S troops were sent to Afghanistan to destroy their government who was in charge of the terrorist attacks. We lost over 6,000 soldiers and over 44,000 were injured. It caused a lot of pain for everyone. The terrorist attacks alone took so many lives and then lost thousands more because of the war. Soldiers that did survive deployment to the Middle East came back
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