The worst terrorist attack in the U.S. occurred concurrently in New York City, Washington, D.C., and near a field in Pittsburgh on the morning of September 11th, 2001. Four passenger jets were hijacked, and three of them were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Pittsburgh. The number of lives lost the day of the attacks was 2,973. This includes 256 people on the planes and 343 firefighters who had rushed in during the rescue efforts.
The attacks on September 11, 2001, brought about an immediate surge of patriotism among the American population. The phrase “United We Stand” became popular and was used to keep the American spirit alive despite the devastating occurrences.
Stop by the library to check out one of the many books on this incident in American history and be sure to view our display located inside the library by the staircase leading to the 2nd floor.
Check out these books available from Pfau Library: Books under the subject heading: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.