9/11 with First Hand Account

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Through out history there have been many crimes against humanity, this regards every event where a country people are attacked by either another country or their government in a cruel way. These heinous acts left an imprint on society today. Some events affect some countries more than others do and some just affect the world equally. However, the event that had the largest impact on America happened on September 11th 2001. This was the terrorist attack on the world trade centers. Something that only took seconds to take place has left an impact on all of us for years to come. It happened on an early September morning. An attack was launched on the United States. Two airliners crashed into the world trade centers, and a third crashed into a section of the pentagon. There was a fourth plane that was hijacked but it was overthrown by the passengers and then safely landed in a field in Pennsylvania. Nineteen terrorists took over these American airliners and used them as a weapon against the United States. When the plane hit the pentagon 123 officials were killed upon impact, and an estimated 3,000 people were killed when the towers were hit. As that plane hit the first tower, first responders where on route only to find something they could have never prepared for. As thousands of people ran from the towers these noble men and women ran toward with only one goal in mind. Save everyone they can. Then the second plane hit and they knew it was no accident and that it was a much larger threat than anticipated. As these people rushed to the scene the flames grew and so the death count. Every minuet that passed meant more lives lost. This is a day that lives in infamy, a day that changed people’s lives, a day where lives were lost and sacrifices were made. A day many people will never forget. “I was at work when I was alerted that airplanes were going down and hit the…...

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