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File photo/The Herald-Dispatch On Sept. 11, 2006, local residents discuss their involvement in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. They are, from left, Michael Manns, Ed Kittinger, Terry Wright and Tom Jordan. Jordan was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when an airplane plowed into it; the others helped with rescue and recovery operations afterward.

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,