Remembering Heroes

September 15, 2018

This week, Americans remembered what happened seventeen years ago on September 11th. Terrorists took over four commercial airplanes and flew two into the World Trade Center in New York City, one into the Pentagon just outside of Washington DC, and another into a field in Pennsylvania. It was a devastating time that no one will ever forget.

Today, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum stands where the World Trade Center once stood, paying tribute to the nearly three thousand people who lost their lives during this tragic event. Over ten million people have visited the memorial since its opening in 2014, and people continue to gather at the site on the anniversary of 9/11. This year, the Tower of Voices, a memorial located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, was completed to honor the victims of United Flight 93. Because of the forty brave men and women on that flight, the terrorists’ plan to fly into the Capitol Building was intercepted. The Tower of Voices was completed on September 9th and stands ninety-three feet tall. Its forty wind chimes represent the voices of the forty heroes of United Flight 93.

via nps.gov