The entire football team of the Army Black Knights football team carried American flags as they ran onto the field on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks, in their game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) September 11, 2021
— Army Football (@ArmyWP_Football) September 11, 2021
On September 11, 2001, 19 al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airplanes to carry out suicide attacks against the U.S. Two of the planes were flown into the two main World Trade Center towers in New York City, one was flown into the Pentagon, and the fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers fought the terrorists and prevented the plane from being flown into a building.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed during the attacks and thousands more died in subsequent years from a variety of health issues stemming from that day and on the battlefield in what became a multi-trillion dollar Global War on Terrorism.
“The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were a national tragedy that resulted in a staggering loss of life and a significant change in American culture,” NASA said in a press release that included pictures of the attacks from space. “Each year, we pause and never forget. Beyond remembering and honoring the Americans who died that day, NASA also assisted FEMA in New York in the days afterward, and remembered the victims by providing flags flown aboard the Space Shuttle to their families.”
Today, on the 20th anniversary, we honor the victims and heroes of September 11th.
Astronaut Frank Culbertson was aboard the ISS in 2001 and witnessed the attacks from space.
His reflections on that tragic day: https://t.co/vaIvf6eakf
— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) September 11, 2021
The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks takes on even more meaning this year because of Democrat President Joe Biden’s chaotic and disastrous pullout from Afghanistan. The Biden administration originally set September 11 as the deadline for when U.S. forces would be out of the country before changing the deadline to August 31. Biden’s pullout from the country was marked by disturbing images and events, including people trying to jump on moving airplanes, falling out of airplanes, 13 U.S. soldiers being murdered in a terrorist attack, hundreds of Americans being left behind after the U.S. Military pulled out, and an seemingly innocent family being killed in a drone strike.
Biden has subsequently seen his approval ratings sink down into the 30s, with only about a quarter of the country believing that the U.S. is headed in the right direction.
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