Patriot Day September 11
On September 11, 2001, four jet planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into the New York World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These attacks, because of the loss of life and damage caused, form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil.