Two beams of light light up the sky above Manhattan from near the site of the World Trade Center in New York Monday, March 11, 2002. The lights are part of temporary memorial and will light up every evening till April 13. The Statue of Liberty is seen at right foreground. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Sep. 10, 2011 @ 04:26 PM
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, terrorists hijacked airplanes and used them to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and damage the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One of the planes crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
Excluding the 19 hijackers, the death toll stands at 2,998 with 24 more presumed dead,