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Our generation's Pearl Harbor

The second plane crashed into the twin towers Sept. 11, 2001. The second plane crashed into the twin towers Sept. 11, 2001. Five years ago Monday, most of the country watched in horror as our country was attacked

19 al-Qaeda terrorists.

Two hijacked passenger jets crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York, killing approximately 2,750 people. Another hijacked airliner was flown into the Pentagon in Washington, DC killing another 184. A fourth

crashed in a Pennyslvannia field, killing 40 people, as passengers tried to take control of the aircraft from hijackers after learning what was happening. That aircraft was believed headed toward either the Capitol or the White House.

It was not the first terrorist attack against the free world. Not even the first on American soil. But, it was the attack that opened the eyes of the

nation and the world that the terrorists want to destroy America and kill the people who live in America and any free society around the world.

President Roosevelt called the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor which killed 2,403, "a date that will live in infamy." The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks which killed 2,973 innocent civilians is also a date that will live in infamy.

Monday twin columns of "Tribute in Light" soared from the site. Monday twin columns of "Tribute in Light" soared from the site.

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