The Statue of Liberty, left, stands in New York Harbor as columns of smoke rise from the site of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Jeff Zelevansky)
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,