Remembering 9/11: 15 Years

New York City Skyline - World Trade Center

September 11, 2001 is a day in American history that nobody will forget. As many people know, two airplanes were hijacked and purposefully crashed into the two World Trade Center towers; the North Tower was hit first at 8:46 am, followed by the South Tower being hit at 9:03 am. Another airplane was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia at 9:37 am. A fourth airplane was hijacked, however, the brave passengers on the flight fought back against the terrorists, and the plane crashed into a rural field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people died from the tragic events that took place that morning.

Fifteen years later, people still remember where they were when it happened, who they called, who they hugged. American history was changed for the worst, and terrorism was an all too real experience. To honor those affected by the events on 9/11, a Tennessee Titans player, Avery Williamson, wore specially designed cleats during his first football game on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Even though the NFL has a strict policy for uniformity, Williamson wore the cleats. The NYPD and some New Jersey police departments stated that they would pay for Williamson’s fine and encouraged him to represent his country. The United States’ fight against terrorism will continue to prevent events like 9/11 from happening again.

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Rachel Hayes
This is Rachel's first year in journalism as a writer. She is a junior and enjoys watching or playing sports.