In New York City – The World Trade Center Towers were New York City’s tallest skyscrapers, but they were completely destroyed on September 11, 2001, when two airplanes flew into them. Entirely too many people lost loved ones, and entirely too many people were injured. This was a sad day for the citizens of New York City, as well as for everyone in the United States of America, and the tragedy touched people from countries all over the world.
On September 11, 2011, the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, a memorial for the victims was open for the first time to family members of the victims, and the next day, it opened to members of the general public. The memorial, Reflecting Absence, includes two huge water falls and reflecting pools where the towers once stood, and the names of the victims are engraved on bronze panels which line the pools. A museum will open at the site in the spring of 2014 and a single tower called Freedom Tower is under construction and is expected be completed at the end of 2013. It reached its final height of 1776 feet in May of 2013. Since this tragedy occurred, many people have visited daily to pay their respects.
9/11 Victims – Jeeny at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons~~
In Washington, D. C. – On September 11, 2001, a part of the Pentagon, headquarters of the U. S. Department of Defense, was badly damaged when an airplane flew into it. On that same day, the Twin Towers were completely destroyed in New York City when two airplanes flew into them, and, an airplane crashed into a field south of Pittsburgh in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Many people lost loved ones in these three numbing tragedies, and many were injured. This was a sad day for the United States of America and for countries all over the world!
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