Remembering Our National Tragedy
September 11, 2001 is a day that won’t be forgotten. This day is marked down in America’s history as the day terrorists attacked the nation.
The terrorist attacks began at 8:46 a.m. when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Shortly following, at 9:03 a.m., United Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. 87 Americans died on Flight 11 along with five hijackers. 60 Americans died on Flight 175 along with five hijackers.
At 9:37 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the side of the Pentagon in Washington D.C. 59 Americans on the flight were killed in addition to four hijackers.
The fourth and final airplane, Flight 93, crash landed in Pennsylvania while enroute to San Francisco. It was believed to be headed towards the White House, or the Capitol. 40 Americans in addition to four hijackers were killed.
The total death toll for this tragic day was 2,977 plus the 19 hijackers. 1,035 people were killed in the North Tower, 630 in the South Tower, 125 in the Pentagon, and 411 emergency workers. 200 people either jumped or fell from the towers.
Most high school students do not remember these events. The senior class was in kindergarten and would have been either four or five years old.
To relive the experience with some of the MHS staff, read their stories recalling what occurred on that day.
Jennifer Chain, Sharon Eickhoff, Laura Brown, Cathy Guy, Lauren Foster, Jason Damron, Jesse Burgess, Amy Selby, Ada Clark, Kathy Johnson, Adam Allen, Cindy Stephens, Becky Bischoff, Brian Stayte, Kathy Faulkenberg, Jim Lindsey
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