U.S. remembers 9/11 attacks on 19th anniversary



Today the U.S. remembers one of the most tragic attacks to occur on American soil, remembering a series of terrorist attacks which killed and injured thousands of Americans 19 years ago today. 

Sept. 11, 2001 marks a day that changed the lives of people not just in the U.S., but worldwide.

Today the U.S. remembers the thousands of lives lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people and injured many more.

The series of orchestrated attacked were played out by the terrorist group al-Qaida, and now nineteen years later, the U.S. remembers its tragic impact.

Below is a timeline of events on Sept. 11, 2001, provided by CNN:

  • 8:46 a.m. ET – American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) strikes the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 9:03 a.m. ET – United Airlines Flight 175 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) strikes the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 9:37 a.m. ET – American Airlines Flight 77 (traveling from Dulles, Virginia, to Los Angeles) strikes the Pentagon Building in Washington.
  • 9:59 a.m. ET – South tower of WTC collapses in approximately 10 seconds.
  • 10:03 a.m. ET – United Airlines Flight 93 (traveling from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco) crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • 10:28 a.m. ET – North tower of WTC collapses. The time between the first attack and the collapse of both World Trade Center towers is 102 minutes.