by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/11/18, 11:58 am
Americans across the country Tuesday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, when 19 hijackers crashed four planes in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Shanksville, Pa. Victim’s relatives, rescuers, and survivors attended a memorial ceremony at New York’s World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday morning, the time when the first plane slammed into the center’s north tower. Less than 20 minutes later, another plane crashed into the south tower, in total killing 2,606 people.