Remembering 9/11

Daily News Article   —   Posted on September 10, 2021

For a better understanding of what happened on September 11, 2001 (9/11) and to learn the stories of those who were killed and of the survivors, read a few survivor stories and listen to firefighters’ AUDIO under “Resources” below.

Then read the “Background” and check out the other links and videos under “Resources.”

Watch two news reports as it happened that morning:

The World Trade Center site in New York City, was referred to as “Ground Zero” or “the Pile” immediately after the September 11 attacks.

Watch a rare video from Ground Zero on 9/11:

The Pentagon –  live audio from Air Traffic Control and 911 First Responders:

Shanksville, Pennsylvania: Phone calls from passengers and crew on Flight 93.


September 11, 2001 (9/11):

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (two Boeing 757 and two Boeing 767) en route to California (three headed to LAX in Los Angeles and one to SFO in San Francisco) after takeoffs from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts; Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey; and Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Large planes with long flights were selected for hijacking because they would be heavily fueled.

The four flights were:

NYC first responder deaths:  A total of 411 emergency workers died as they tried to rescue people and fight fires

At least 200 people fell or jumped to their deaths from the burning towers (as exemplified in the photograph The Falling Man), landing on the streets and rooftops of adjacent buildings hundreds of feet below.  Watch a video on The Falling Man photo with photojournalist Richard Drew:

What do you know about the FIRST World Trade Center terrorist attack in 1993?

Watch a report from 2013, the 20th Anniversary of the first bombing of the World Trade Center:

Watch footage from the 1993 terrorist attack: