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Region remembers 9/11 attacks


September 12, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

The Ironwood Public Safety Department displayed a firefighter's gear in front of its facility on McLeod Avenue Tuesday on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Tuesday was the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks when two airliners crashed into the World's Trade Center, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa.

Nineteen militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda carried out the attacks, with almost 3,000 people killed.

The attack began at 8:45 a.m., when the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. Immediately news coverage was telling and showing American citizens the tragedy. People gathered around their television sets confused as to how it happened,...

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