The 9/11 attacks have left a lasting impact on American society. In the aftermath of the attack, it is important to remember those who died, and those who survived.
The 9/11 attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda, an international terrorist organization based in Afghanistan that had been created by Osama bin Laden in the 1980s. On September 11, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City; another plane crashed into the Pentagon near Washington D.C.; and a fourth plane crashed after being shot down by United States fighter jets.
More than 2,996 people were killed in total, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers who were killed while responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center. In addition to these figures, more than 6,000 people were injured as well.
Of those killed in the attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center towers—which included both 110 stories tall buildings—2,996 people died as well as 343 firefighters and 60 police officers who responded to their destruction (the Pentagon also suffered damage from debris). Another 446 people were killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into The Pentagon just outside Washington D.C..