?? 9/11/2001 – Never Forget, Never Forgive
?? September 11, 2018 marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States.
The day will be commemorated with solemn ceremonies and memorials not only in the cities and towns directly impacted by the terror attacks, but throughout much of the United States, and even globally.
On Sept. 11, 2001 nearly 3,000 people were murdered when 19 al-Qaeda Muslim terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and utilized them in a series of coordinated terror attacks on American soil.
The terror attacks resulted in the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City and also damaged the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States military, in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth hijacked plane, believed to be bound for either the U.S. Capitol or the White House in Washington, D.C., crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania after the passengers fought back against the terrorists.
The attacks claimed the lives of almost 3,000 people and caused more than $10 billion in property damage, leading to a long and arduous rebuilding effort at ‘Ground Zero’ in New York City, which is still ongoing 17 years after the attacks.
The repercussions of the attacks are still felt to this day, leading to greatly enhanced security screenings at airports and other transit hubs, the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the launch of the War on Terror by the United States and its allied nations, which eventually led to the elimination of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011.