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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

File photo/The Herald-Disptch Col. John Rivenburgh, with the Huntington Corps of Engineers, talks about making the decision to ensure the safety of Federal employees and closing the Federal building on 8th Street in Huntington on Sept. 11, 2001.

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,