SEPTEMBER REMEMBER

On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, members of the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners as part of a series of coordinated attacks against targets in the United States. The Twin Towers in New York City were hit by one plane each, American Airlines Flight 11 and Flight 175, while American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, is thought to have been headed for the White House, but passengers overtook the hijackers and the plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania.

More than 3,000 people lost their lives during what the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil to date. Property and infrastructure damage amounted to over $10 billion. The attack is thought to have been ordered by Osama bin Laden, who was finally located and killed in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six in May 2011. The 9/11 Memorial Museum occupies the sites where the Twin Towers once stood.

September has several United States and international holidays. 

  • Labor Day is the most well known holiday in September. It is observed every year on the first Monday in September.
  • Native American Day is always celebrated on the 4th Friday of September.
  • Grandparent’s Day is observed in the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
  • Constitution Day, celebrating the ratification of the governing document of the United States, is observed on the 17th.
  • The autumn equinox, which is the traditional transition from summer into fall, takes place on or around September 22nd, depending on the year.

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