The Most Disastrous And Difficult Times During American History

1558 WordsJul 15, 20157 Pages
One of the most disastrous and difficult times in American history was on September 11, 2001. The most horrendous day remembered and mourned each year. On this day, thousands of lives were ripped from innocent people and families were never the same. America was under the attack by nineteen people of a terrorist group from the Middle East. They attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.. There is no legitimate reason for why this happened because it shouldn’t have. Because it did, it affected everyone; whether it be because it happened in your country or because it devastated your family. However, it banded America together and showed the world we cannot be shaken and that they may have taken a piece of us but they will never get all of us. This attack started with four commercial airliners traveling with passengers to San Francisco, California and Boston, Massachusetts. Neither plane made it to its destination. The planes were hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists and turned two planes to the Twin Towers in New York City and two planes to the Pentagon in Washington D.C.. In New York, the first plane leaving to Boston struck the north tower and started a deadly fire and building collapse. “The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.”(http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks). It was believed to have been a freak
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