14th Anniversary of 9/11 and Remembering the Rebuilding of Ground Zero

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14th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2001 was the day America was attacked by terrorists.  Two American Airlines, flight 11 and 175 crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. One United Airlines, flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.  The other United Airlines, flight 93 never made it to their target in Washington DC, but crashed in the field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  The attacks claimed 2977 lives.  The tragedy didn’t hinder our nation or make us weak as intended.  The strength and spirit of America is alive and well today!

“Ground Zero” became known as the area where the two towers of the World Trade Center once stood.  911 Memorial was built and opened to the public 10 years after the tragic events.  The memorial is outside in a park like setting with two large reflecting pools, waterfalls, and inscriptions of the victims’ names on the walls.  The underground 911 Museum opened to the public on May 21, 2014.  It is where artifacts, pictures, and the history of 9/11 are displayed to the public.

A new building {above picture}, One World Trade Center was also built on Ground Zero.  The building is the tallest structure in New York City, standing at 1,776 feet, 408 feet taller than the former twin towers.  “Its height in feet is a deliberate reference to the year when the  United States Declaration of Independence was signed.”  The new World Trade Center opened on November 3, 2014.

One World Trade Center
{11 years to build, 2 minutes to see it}
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