On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and used them as bombs to attack the World Trade Centers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the fourth plane, meant to be used against the White House, crashed in Pennsylvania. Much of this destruction was witnessed live on television throughout the United States and around the world. Many Americans were forced to face for the first time in their lives, feelings of insecurity and of being vulnerable to attack in their own country.
While all Americans were influenced in some way by the terror of 9/11, the people of New York were more affected. None were more deeply impacted by the events of 9/11 than those who managed to survive the collapse of the World Trade Centers and the families and friends of those who did not. These individuals not only had to deal with the terrorism they had just witnessed in a very personal way, they faced many other emotions and issues as well. This attack has not only hurt the people but also the economy. In the five years since the attacks of September 11, 2001 the estimated cost of attacks to US based solely on property losses and insurance costs was $21billion with a further estimated $430 billion on what President George W. Bush calls the global war on terrorism.
The United States also loss the most famous building in the World, The New York City Twin Towers-World Trade Center which was about 110 stories tall. The attack happened at 8:30 am were about 19 terrorist from the Taliban an al-Qaeda Islamic group, hijacked two American Airlines Boeing 767 flights 11 and flight 175 and crashed them into the Twin Towers in New York City. In Washington, at about 9:45am, hijackers crashed a Boeing 757 Jet into the Pentagon in Arlington Virginia killing about 125 military personnel and civilians. At about 10:10 AM hijackers tried to hijack United Airlines flight 93 leaving the Newark International Airport bound to California, but... [continues]
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