Fifteen years ago, two airplanes were hijacked (or taken over) by terrorists and then flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, collapsing the two buildings. Nearly 3,000 people died and more than 6,000 others were injured. It is a day that no one will soon forget, but perhaps more importantly, it is a day that, despite the tragedy, united the country. Today, people across the country stand in silence to remember the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
Now, in honor of those who lost their lives to the tragedy of 9/11, and to celebrate the heroes of that day, the 9/11 Memorial Museum sits where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood.