Wednesday, September 11, 2019

On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four U.S. commercial airplanes that had taken off with full fuel tanks for the West Coast. The hijackers deliberately crashed the planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and onto a field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The losses were devastating: A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. On this day, we remember all those who lost their lives due to an unspeakable act of terrorism. If you wish to learn more about 9/11, we recommend these reads from cloudLibrary and hoopla:

Countless books, movies, and videos have been put together that discuss the attacks, the events leading up to the attacks, and the events that followed. It was all quite a confusing time for our country. It was a moment in history that you will always remember exactly what you were doing when you heard that our country was under attack. If you were not born yet, or were too young to understand the magnitude of what was going on, it is important to educate yourself about it all. More information about 9/11 can be found using these sources:

It is hard to believe that 18 years have already passed since that fateful day, but we must never forget it. Utilize our resources to read up on or listen to this historic event and how it changed our country forever! "Chance favors the prepared mind."