Remembering 9/11

Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, there were four plane crashes with in hours of each other. Two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. These accounts and tributes from our digital collections will help us to never forget this day in our history.

Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author of the bestselling Report from Ground Zero, addresses this important topic in a series of interviews with the heroes and families of those most affected by the tragedy either through feats of bravery in the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up in the face of unimaginable loss. Smith provides an intimate look at a terrible moment in history and its challenging and difficult aftermath, allowing these survivors to share their stories of loss, endurance, and resilience in their own words.

A 9/11 Survivor's True Story... This is the riveting account of Leslie Haskin's escape from the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The former insurance executive shares what she saw and endured as she struggled down 36 floors in a doomed and dying building and away from a life focused on perks, prestige, and power.

We will never forget September 11, 2001 – a day of unimaginable tragedy, forever altering history and our place in the world. National Geographic goes beyond what was widely reported to reveal a clearer picture of events.

9/11 Heroes - Faithful Fathers

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