Sunday, September 11, 2016
15th Anniversary of The 9-11 Terror Attacks
15 years ago today an Al Qaeda terror attack that used hijacked planes to slam into the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington DC and another that was planned to either slam into the White House or the US capitol building.
That attack was thwarted when the passengers of United Flight 93 overpowered the hijackers and the plane crashed near Shanksville, PA,
The shock and horror of that day was amplified when the twin World Trade Center towers both came crashing down
The 9-11 attacks shocked the world and killed over 3000 people Our airspace was closed for two weeks in response to the attack, and Canada in Operation Yellow Ribbon opened their airports, hearts and homes to international flights and travelers forced to land there because of the closure of US airspace.
Here are President Obama's remarks at the memorial service remembering the attack on the Pentagon.