Military personnel are stationed near the site of the World Trade Center attack Thursday morning, Sept. 13, 2001. The site of Tuesday's terrorist attack continued to burn as crews searched for survivors or victims. (AP Photo/Beth Keiser)
Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Sep. 10, 2011 @ 04:26 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,