Today is September 11th. Sixteen years ago, terrorists took over four airplanes and purposely flew two into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and another into a field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. That horrific act threw the United States into a state of shock. A total of 2,997 people were killed from that incident, including police officers, firefighters, and other first responders who rushed to the aid of those who needed help.
Every year on September 11th, people around the country pause to remember this tragic event, and to honor the innocent victims and the heroes who risked their lives to save others. Where the twin towers once stood are now two reflection pools to serve as a memorial to all those who were affected by 9/11.