September 11 was a series of attacks by al-Qaeda ~ Four planes were hijacked to be flown into buildings. Two crashed into the World Trade Center in NYC, a third plane was crashed into the Pentagon in VA, and the fourth plane crashed near Shanksville, PA after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. The attacks claimed the lives of 2,996 people. It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and policemen in the history of the US, with 343 killed, 73 injured.
The 9/11 victims America wants to forget: The 200 jumpers who flung themselves from the Twin Towers who have been 'airbrushed from history'
FBI agents, fire fighters, rescue workers and engineers work at the Pentagon crash site on Sept. 14, 2001, where a high-jacked American Airlines flight slammed into the building on Sept. 11. The terrorist attack caused extensive damage to the west face of the building and followed similar attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Cedric H. Rudisill. (Released)
A man covered in dust walks in the street near the site of the World Trade Center towers in New York City, in this file photo taken early September 11, 2001. This year's anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington will echo the first one, with silence for the moments the planes struck and when the buildings fell, and the reading of 2,792 victims' names. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton-Files HB)