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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Honoring the Fallen

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Honoring the Fallen

As we serve and remember, we reaffirm our ties to one another. On September 11, 2001, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family. May the same be said of us today, and always.
President Barack Obama, Sept. 10, 2013


The World Trade Center, North Tower
At 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 crashed with a speed of about 490 mph into the north side of the north tower of the World Trade Center between floors 94 and 98.

The World Trade Center, South Tower
At 9:02 a.m., United Airlines Flight 175 crashed with a speed of about 590 mph into the south side of the south tower between floors 78 and 84. Dead: 2,753

The Pentagon
At 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. The crash killed all 59 people on board and 125 Pentagon personnel. Dead: 184

Shanksville, Pa.
At 10:03 a.m., United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, Pa., killing everyone on board. Dead: 40

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