9/11 Never Forget
Today is officially called “Patriot Day,” a national day of service and remembrance that commemorates the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001. On every anniversary, the names of the victims who died in the Trade Centers are read aloud and services are also held at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the site of the fourth plane crash.
More determined than ever
“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.” —Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
The September 11 attacks, often referred to as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the militant Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
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Never Forget: Visit Our National Memorials Honoring 9/11
On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people perished during the single largest terrorist attack in American history. Twenty years later, millions of Americans still remember the events of that day. You can honor those who died by taking a journey to one of the three Sept. 11 national memorials.
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Dedicated on Sept. 11, 2008, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is a beautiful open space shaded by 85 crape myrtle trees. The memorial contains 184 memorial units: benches surrounded by a lit water pool, each engraved with the name of a deceased service member or civilian. These benches honor all those who died at the Pentagon during the attack, including passengers on American Airlines Flight 77, which terrorists hijacked and crashed into the building.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum are two connected sites of remembrance and education, honoring those who perished at the World Trade Center in both the skyscrapers and American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175.
The Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania
The Flight 93 National Memorial is the third such site dedicated to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is located near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The nearest town to the crash site is Shanksville. Here, the passengers and crew wrestled control away from their terrorist hijackers, purposefully crashing the plane to prevent another attack, saving lives and thwarting an attack on the U.S. Capitol.