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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Firefighters at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, as hospitals began the grim accounting of the dead and injured from the airborne onslaught that toppled the twin towers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Beth A. Keiser)

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,