Today, on the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country by Islamist extremists, we are mindful of our emergency responders and troops who that day and every day do all they can to keep our communities and nation safe.
Now, 21 years removed from that horrific day, an entire generation has no memory of this event, only knowing about this tragedy from education and historical record.
While we hope our schools still teach the facts, importance, and impact of that historic day, the History Channel’s website provides an educational and informative account.
From the History Channel:
On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.