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By Cynthia Haggitt
On Sept. 11, 2001, a terrorist attack on New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., stunned the world and left a scar in the hearts and memories of Americans. On that day three hijacked planes crashed into iconic American Trades buildings. Nearly 3,000 people died that day, including the 40 passengers on United Airlines Flight 93, who crashed a fourth plane into a field in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Emotions were high, tears were shed and Americans were angry from the attack that happened on the American homefront. The weeks that followed brought national sorrow and began the war in Afghanistan that became America’s longest conflict.
On the 20th anniversary of the attacks, RiverCountyNews wants to hear about your stories and share your memories about where you were during this dreadgful time?Like many major events in history, we can recall the time and place we learned about them. We understand the memories may be painful, that you may have personal connections to those who were aboard the fateful flights or victims in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. If you’d like to share your experience but prefer to talk with us directly about it, please email at editor@rivercountynews.