Flags Fly Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11
17 years ago today, we experienced the deadliest terror attacks in American history. And today, all across the country, flags are flying at half staff to remember the victims of September 11, 2001. On that historic day in 2001, four planes were hijacked by the Islamic terrorist group, Al-Qaeda with plans to attack the World Trade Center, New York’s North and South Twin Towers, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and the White House in Washington, D.C.
Three out of the four attacks were successful. The plane that was set to attack the White House crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers prevented the hijackers from the attack. The attacks killed more than 2,900 people and injured more than 6,000.