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On that morning in 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers crashed a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. When passengers attempted to take control of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, preventing it from reaching its intended target in Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks.
As Oklahomans, we have felt a connection with the cities that were inflicted with terror. The phrases “We Will Never Forget” and “We Will Always Remember” represent a national sentiment that NYC, Washington D.C. and Oklahoma hold on to with their hearts.
If you would like to listen to stories, pay tribute or participate in the anniversary of 9/11, we would like to share some resources to help you on this journey.
The 9/11 Tribute Movement on 9/11day.org is asking for pledges of kindness and change. This site ask you to describe what you will do in the year of the 10th anniversary to “honor the victims, survivors and those that rose in service in response to the attacks”. There are many resources and a community to aid you in your tribute.
The Tribute WTC Visitors Center is a collection of names, tours and programs at the heart of the rebuilding of ground zero. The website, tributewtc.org, has resources for exploring 9/11 in the classroom or with family. All donations collected at the Center or online go to the victims and their families.
Sometimes just hearing the story of someone affected can lend you
to a reflective moment you can connect with. National Public Radio has been documenting stories since that day and is airing the
series; Living 9/11 in honor of the anniversary.
Please share with us other resourses and words of reflection in the comments.