40. September 11th

One of the darkest days in American history September 11, 2001. This is a day that live in infamy for most Americans. It was most tragic day in the history of the since December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Harbor. September 11th was the day Muslim extremists four commercial airliners in an attempt to destroy American spirit by slamming those jets into four . Three of the four jets reached their targets, one was stopped by a group of everyday who gave their lives for their country.

In early morning hours on 9/11, American Airlines, flight slammed into the north tower of the World Center in New York City. A few minutes , flight 175, also an American Airlines flight struck south tower. Both suicide attacks brought the towers , but not immediately. It took time for the heat from the burning jet fuel to weaken towers to their eventual collapse. At about the time, American Airlines, flight 77 crashed into the , which is a government building in the country's , Washington DC.

The fourth flight, United Airlines, flight , was also headed for the capitol city. Most think its target was either the capitol building, the White House, the president's home. A group brave passengers, upon hearing the news of what happening in the country, decided to take down giant airplane even though they knew they would survive. They stormed the cockpit and took the from the hijackers. The plane flew out of , crashing into a field in the state of , where all passengers were killed.

In all, more 3,000 Americans lost their lives on that day, the American spirit was not suppressed. Those responsible the attacks were quickly dealt with and the soon began its journey to recovery. September 11, , a day America will never forget.