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Stand out, wave flags to remember 9/11 Anniversary

Stand out, wave flags to remember 9/11 Anniversary
Stand out, wave flags to remember 9/11 Anniversary

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling on all Americans to join them in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11.

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At  8:46AM, On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and flew it into the heart of New York City and the northern facade of the World Trade Center’s North Tower (1 WTC).
  • At  9:03AM, five other hijackers flew United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern facade of the South Tower (2 WTC).
  • At  9:37AM, another five hijackers flew American Airlines flight 77 into the western facade of the Pentagon in  Arlington County, Virginia.
  • At  10:03AM, four hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in  Stonycreek Township  near  Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

During the September 11, 2001 attacks, 2,977 people were killed, 19 hijackers committed murder–suicide, and more than 25,000 others were injured. Of the 2,977 fatal victims, 2,753 were killed in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania.

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