9/11: 20th Anniversary Commemoration

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9/11: 20th Anniversary Commemoration

On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists associated with al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist group, hijacked four commercial airplanes scheduled to fly from the East Coast to California. In a coordinated attack that turned the planes into weapons, the terrorists intentionally flew two of the planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, a global business complex in New York City, causing the towers to collapse. They also flew a third plane into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, in Arlington, Virginia. Passengers and crew members on the fourth plane launched a counterattack, forcing the hijacker pilot—who was flying the airplane toward Washington, D.C.—to crash the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, near the town of Shanksville.

The 9/11 attacks killed 2,977 people. This was the single largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil. The attacks caused the deaths of 441 first responders, the greatest loss of emergency responders on a single day in American history.

Source: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Module 1: Events of the Day, https://www.911memorial.org/learn/resources/911-primer/module-1-events-day

EVENT: Indoor Webinar Broadcast — 9/11: 20 Years Later

September 10, 2021 from 10:30 — 11:30 AM

Join us as we broadcast an educational webinar presented by the the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Participants will learn about 9/11 through personal stories from 9/11 family members, first responders from the FDNY and PAPD, as well as a student. Through the librarian moderating the program on site, participants may ask questions through a live chat with Museum staff.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hopewell Adult Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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