American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 08:46. United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower at 09:03. American Airlines Flight 77 reached the Pentagon at 09:37. United Airlines Flight 93 did not succeed and crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03, for its passengers tried to regain control of the plane as it headed for Washington D.C.
The South Tower collapsed after burning for 59 minutes. The North Tower collapsed after 102 minutes, and 7 World Trade Center fell after it was damaged by debris and consequent fires.
2,996 people died on 9/11. All were civilians, except for 55 military personnel at the Pentagon.
It has changed things. The United States of America is not exactly the same country it was before the attacks, and I think it is impossible to return. It opened up a new set of thinking in this country, and in other nations, that perhaps we are not so safe.
Because of 9/11, there have been a series of changes, from the beginning of two wars to the attitude toward Muslims.
But it has been ten years. Whether the events following the attacks were for better or for worse, and whether or not we are any safer today: the USA should not forget 9/11.
To mark those locations where the four planes crashed, several memorials have been set.
At the Pentagon, 184 benches face the building, and there is a memorial where Flight 77 crashed inside.
A memorial for Flight 93 is planned, the current design called Crescent of Embrace.
And at this moment, One World Trade Center is being built, expected to be finished by 2013.
-----The Golden Eagle