The Worst Day Of The World Trade Center

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The Worst Day Fourteen years ago on September 11, at 8:46 a.m. on a beautiful tuesday morning, a plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The unexpected crash killed hundreds of people inside instantly, leaving millions in shock. At 9:04 a.m. a second plane sliced into the south tower causing a massive explosion near the 60th floor. At 9:45 a.m. another plane struck the Pentagon military headquarters in Washington D.C., causing a portion of the building to collapse. Fifteen minutes after the plane struck the Pentagon, the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed; at 10:30 a.m., the second tower collapsed killing close to 3,000 people. Lt. Col. Shelton F. Leskford, a U.S. Marine stated, “Sept. 11, 2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes” (Ross). This attack by the Osama bin Laden-led al-Qaeda terrorist group was one of the most horrific events in history and continues to impact the world today. September 11, 2001 marks the most significant event in the 21st century, because of this event, the United States has incurred substantial debt and economic downturn, the immigration policy has significantly changed , and there is an increase in airport security that has spread throughout the world. First, the United States has incurred substantial debt and economic downturn. September 11, 2001 was a terrorist attack against the U.S. and was the cause of multiple wars
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