How many people died and were injured in the 9/11 attacks?
The weekend the nation will remember the shocking events of 11 September 2001. President Biden will speak from the memorial site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
We are approaching the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which took the lives of thousands of innocent people and emergency officials. Many of these victims still suffer daily from the trauma experienced in the attacks, the sense of survivor’s guilt, and the injuries they sustained.
This year President Biden will commemorate the anniversary of that tragedy with wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon, where he will also deliver remarks. First Lady Jill Biden will speak at the Flight 93 National Memorial Observance in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, while Vice President Kamala Harris will attend a commemoration ceremony at the National September 11th Memorial in New York City.
How many people died in the attacks?
It has been confirmed by CNN that 2,997 people were killed in the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in the United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed into a Pennsylvania field. In addition, 19 hijackers committed murder-suicide in the four attacks.
How many firefighters died in the attacks?
Following the attacks, emergency officials rushed to rescue people trapped in the towers and 412 emergency workers and 343 firefighters lost their lives.
Over 6,000 people were injured in the attacks, many of whom survived thanks to the bravery shown by first responders.
The names of all of the people who died on September 11th can be seen in a memorial located where the World Trade Center complex once stood in New York City.
Tragically, more than 20 years after the attacks, victims are still being identified. Two victims were identified last year, one of whom was Dorothy Morgan, of Hempstead, New York. The other victim has not been publicly named per request by his family.
Dr. Barbara A. Sampson, the chief medical examiner, issued a statement saying, “Twenty years ago, we made a promise to the families of World Trade Center victims to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to identify their loved ones, and with these two new identifications, we continue to fulfil that sacred obligation.”
The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says that more identifications may now be possible thanks to new DNA technology.
The 9/11 attacks shocked the world and irreversibly changed the United States. The Pentagon and the Twin Towers were not only densely-populated areas with a high number of potential victims, but were also powerful symbols of the nation.
Across the country, Americans will pause on Sunday to remember those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks.