What happened that day?
The September 11 attacks, popularly known as 9/11 is remembered as the day when terrorists from the world’s infamous organization al-Qaeda attacked the United States. They hijacked four airplanes, two of which were flown by the terrorists that smashed at the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact was so terrorizing that the building caught fire and collapsed. Another plane destroyed part of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Meanwhile, a fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The result was that these terror attacks killed around 3000 people, leaving more than 6,000 injured. What’s more, the destruction was responsible for a loss of at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property.
It is believed, as per some officials, that the terrorists on the plane had deliberate intentions of destroying the White House and the U.S. Capitol. Also, passengers who were on the plane took significant steps to stop the terrorists from acquiring their goal of mass destruction. Those learning about the attacks in other parts of the country fought back hard, and the plane crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania, which is about 20 minutes by air from Washington D.C.
How did America respond to 9/11?
Afghanistan, where the global terror network Al Qaeda operated, was invaded by the U.S. and its allies in October 2001. The extreme Islamic group that ran Afghanistan’s government, also known as the Taliban, provided enough cushion to protect Bin Laden (the founder of Al Qaeda) and allowed the smooth running of training camps that promoted terror activities. However, the U.S.- based forces were successful in bringing down the Taliban in late 2001. They even killed the leader of the notorious group, Osama Bin Laden, on May 1, 2011.
How did America change after 9/11?
Following the tragedy that happened on 9/11, the U.S. government was instrumental in implementing several steps to avert any further attacks on the country. The security at the airports along with public buildings was beefed up to protect its countrymen so that no such incidents ever happened. As a result, a new cabinet-level department-the department of Homeland Security- was established- primarily aimed to protect the United States from terrorism.
Gadgetsick pays tribute to the families who lost their near and dear
Today is the 18th anniversary of a day that tormented the people of the United States. We at Gadgetsick, through this post, pay tribute to the families who lost their near and dear ones in this tragic incident. We understand how difficult the situation would have been when everything had gone chaotic.
Though the attacks aimed to break the inner spirits of the people, the nation has emerged even stronger and more unified after this cowardly act.