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The Bombing Of September 11th 2001

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Where were you on the morning of September 11th 2001? Most people over the age 20 can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when they found out about the events that occurred that historic September day. I, for example, was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a United States Naval Ship. The goal of the terrorist attacks may have been to break Americas resolve, however, the attacks actually united the American people. The attacks that occurred on September 11th 2001 killed 2,843 people including those on the airplanes, in the towers, in the Pentagon, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and bystanders in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.1 The events that occurred on September 11, 2001, affected many people in the United States and abroad, and began the War on Terror.

“On a sunny September morning, nineteen Islamic terrorists from Al Qaeda hijacked four commercial jets and flew two of them into New York City’s World Trade Center, destroying its twin towers and killing more than 2,900 people.”2 September 11th 2001 at 8:45 in the morning, a high jacked commercial airplane crashed into the 80th floor of North Tower of the World Trade Towers instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping even more people in the floors above the crash.3 Then less than 20 minutes later a second airplane crashed into the 60th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Towers.4 The second airplane crash caused a huge explosion and prompted the evacuation of
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