What were you doing on the morning of September 11, 2001? Assuming you are old enough, you can probably remember it quite clearly. That single day completely changed the world we live in. And although many of the changes were for the worse, on that fateful day, the world came together in ways that we often forget about. So in honor of those who lost their lives, we bring you 25 unbelievable facts about 9/11 you might not know.
Rescuers and volunteers poured in from around the world. This famous photo shows a member of the French Urban Search and Rescue Task Force working with his Alsation to uncover survivors at Ground Zero.
Blood donations around the world surged in the weeks following 9/11.
One World Trade Center, known as Freedom Tower was completed on May 10, 2013. Its spire reaches a height of exactly 1,776 feet, which is a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum includes 2 large pools where the towers once stood. Surrounding the pools, the names of all 2,977 victims (plus 6 from the 1993 bombing) are inscribed on bronze plaques. The phrase "and her unborn child" follows the names of ten pregnant women who died on 9/11.
Every year on September 11, the Tribute in Light illuminates the skies of New York City in memory of those who lost their lives.
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