A huge U.S. flag hangs on the Merrill Lynch building in the World Financial Center as the media gathers on a setback below to photograph ground zero of the World Trade Center, Monday, Sept. 9, 2002. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Sep. 10, 2011 @ 07:19 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,