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En español | On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four airliners full of Americans. Two of those planes flew straight into New York City’s World Trade Center, which collapsed. Another intentionally crashed into the Pentagon, just outside of Washington, D.C. On a fourth, passengers overpowered the hijackers, preventing another attack, but the Boeing 757 fell from the sky into a field in southwestern Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died in those coordinated attacks. Twenty years later, those events remain powerful and present: Hear from survivors, learn how that day changed American lives and how people healed.
Survivors tell us what they saw and what they've learned in the intervening years
Two decades later, people reflect on the tragic events and their lasting impact
Jo Ann Jenkins sends a message of unity and encourages people to volunteer in their communities
Traumatic bereavement expert explores the power of collective commemoration
Some watched the twin towers fall, others watched smoke rising from the Pentagon
A responsibility to serve brotherhood of firefighters
Will Jimeno continues to share his story
Paul Veneto pays tribute to his fallen coworkers
Pay homage to those who died
Virginia site is a quietly powerful reminder
Visit the Pennsylvania crash site
The events of that day left 2,977 people dead. Other numbers tell the story of how events unfolded.
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