The Tom McGuinness story lives on through 9/11

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Julie Reeder
Julie Reeder
For those who are too young to remember, on September 11, 2001, 19 militant al-Qaida Islamic extremists hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after some passengers overpowered the hijackers and saved many lives that day. We lost almost 3,000 people who were killed that day, including 344 firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers, 55 military personnel who died at the Pentagon.  More than 90 countries lost 372 citizens in the attacks. It triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and initiated the Homeland Security department and forev
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