To Remember 9/11, Follow the Memorials

Daily News Article - September 11, 2017


NOTE TO STUDENTS: Before answering the following questions, read the “Background” and look through the "Resources".

1. Answer the following questions about 9/11:
a) Who was President on 9/11?
b) Who was the mayor of New York City on 9/11?
c) How many planes were hijacked on 9/11? What were their flight numbers and where did each crash?
d) What three locations were the terrorists targeting?
e) At what time did each plane hit (time, place and flight number)?
f) Who were the terrorists? (religious ideology and terror group)
g) How many people were killed on 9/11?
h) Describe the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.

2.  How is the memorial in Shanksville different from those at the Pentagon and Ground Zero?

3.  How was the hijacking of Flight 93 different from those of Flt. 77 (Pentagon) and Flights 11 and 175 (World Trade Center)?

4.  Describe the setup of the Pentagon memorial.

5.  What similar sentiment did Canadian Brad Palmer and Italian Matte Tonna share about their reason for visiting the Pentagon and Ground Zero sites?

6.  How does WTC survivor Marie Livanos view the Ground Zero memorial?

7. What do you know about what actually happened on September 11, 2001 as a result of the actions of al Qaeda terrorists?
(For a timeline of what happened that day, go to
a) Read the “Background” then watch the videos and visit some of the links under “Resources” below to gain an understanding of what people experienced that day. List 2-3 things you did not already know about 9/11 from this information that you think is important for all Americans to know.
b) Regarding 9/11, people say “Never Forget.” Why do you think this is important?

8. Wikipedia states "On a typical weekday 50,000 people worked in the towers with another 200,000 passing through as visitors." Many people believe that God's mercy spared them - and there were many stories of miracles that day. What do you think?

9. Ask a parent and a grandparent: What do you remember about 9/11?