9/11’s 16th Anniversary



The remains of the World Trade Center stands amid the debris following the terrorist attack on the building in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Alex Fuchs)

Anthony Ponton, Staff Writer

September 11th, 2017 is the 16th anniversary of the day that change it all, known as 9/11. Sadly 2,996 people died, and over 6,000 people were injured.

Two airplanes hit the twin towers causing them to fall and be destroyed. Two other airplanes were hijacked, one hit the Pentagon and the other crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.   

Many people who experienced this will tell you that they remember where they were when they heard the news.  They watched as the first airplane hit the first tower, then the second tower gets hit by another airplane in minutes.  Most people could not believe it was happening, Why? How can this happen?  

Americans came to learn that it was a terrorist attack against the United States led by Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, who had planned a crew to hijack and attack our country.  All airplanes were considered dangerous.  

President Bush said that “the best way to protect our country is to take every airplane down, any airplane up in considered potentially hostile.”     

All airplanes were grounded and the country was in a state of emergency.  Everyone remembers the way they felt that day.  They felt scared and very sad at the loss of lives.  That day changed this country.

It was tragic but it brought us closer together.  And now, when we look back, all Americans will remember that day when they say, “Never Forget” as a symbol of American honor.