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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Volunteer Edward Halley arranges candles and other mementos Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at the Wall of Prayers erected at New York's Bellevue Hospital for victims of Tuesday's World Trade Center terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz)

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,