Remembering 9-11, Patriot Day

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American flags fly in Kirkland on Sept. 11, 2011

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American flags fly in Kirkland on Sept. 11, 2011

On this day, twelve years ago, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks was launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States of America. Nearly 3,000 people died in these attacks.

From Wikipedia:

Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as major damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers.

Today is a solemn day.