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16 year anniversary: September 11, a turning point in how culture and policy worked in US. Memorial ceremony.

Today is the 16th anniversary date of the largest terrorist attack executed successfully, on US soil. On September 11, 2001, a total of 2,996 people were killed along with 6,000 being injured. A group of 19 individuals belonging to a organization named al-Qaeda, hi-jacked 2 airliners (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175), both of which were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. Another airliner, American Airlines Flight 77, was hi-jacked and it was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Lastly, a fourth airliner (United Airlines Flight 93) did not make it to a target in Washington D.C., for it crashed, instead, in a Pennsylvania field, due to passengers revolt against the hi-jackers.

This event branded as 9/11, is recorded as the deadliest for firefighters & law enforcement officers in the history of the US. There were 343 firefighters killed and 72 law enforcements officers killed during the event.

READ FURTHER:
New York Post
911memorial.org
NPR
History.com


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