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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Honoring the Fallen

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Honoring the Fallen

As we remember all those we lost on that day and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed, we must strive to carry forward their legacy.
President Barack Obama, Sept. 10, 2014


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.

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.

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.

  • 8:46 a.m.
  • 9:02 a.m.
  • 9:37 a.m.
  • 10:03 a.m.
The terrorist attacks killed 2,606 people at the World Trade Center, 40 people in Pennsylvania and 184 people at the Pentagon.

ISIL Fight Fitting Backdrop to 9/11 Reflections, Jacoby Says

International efforts of the United States to deal effectively and decisively with the scourge of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists is a fitting backdrop to reflections taken on a mountain in Colorado on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the commander of U.S. Northern Command said. Story

Hagel: America's Resolve Continues to Be Tested

Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the nation's readiness and resolve are still being tested by those who seek to harm it, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story

Obama Exalts America's Endurance in Wake of 9/11 Attacks

Thirteen years after the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, President Barack Obama spoke at an observance at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial today to honor those who lost their lives and those who have persevered. Story

Dempsey Stresses Reflection, Strength, Resolve at 9/11 Remembrance

The observance of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is about reflecting and remembering and about love for the 184 lives that ended at the Pentagon that day, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a remembrance event at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. Story

Hagel: Nation Will Never Forget Lives Lost on 9/11

The Defense Department will never forget the lives of 184 Americans lost, their families and the survivors of the terrorist attack at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story

Recalling the Story of the Pentagon 9/11 Flag

Anyone who saw the American flag unfurled at the Pentagon on Sept. 12, 2001, knows how Francis Scott Key felt two centuries ago when he was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Story

Former Soldier Deals With Tragedy by Helping Others

Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Story

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