September 11th, A day in history
Today is September 11th, 2017. It is the 16th anniversary of a horrible event in American history. On September 11th, 2001, America was attacked by radical Islamic terrorists. Today, in our homeschool, we learned a lot about that attack and what it means for our country.
On that day we were attacked by Al Qaeda, a large group of Radical Islamic terrorists. Their leader was Osama Bin Laden. The horrible attack was masterminded by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. They hijacked 4 planes in order to attack specific targets in America; the Twin Towers, The pentagon and they tried to attack the Capitol as well. Flight 93 was the plane that was supposed to attack the Capitol but the brave passengers of that flight took the plane back from the terrorists. That plane ended up crashing in Shanksville, PA.
They attacked us because they hate us. They hate the freedoms that we enjoy and they believe that everyone should do the same thing that they do. They thought that by attacking America, we would crumble. But, America fought back. We fought back militarily and we came together as a country. On that day, we all came together for the good of our country. People decided to do things like give blood, they joined the military to fight for our country and people became nurses and firefighters and police officers. And everyone joined together as a nation.
We can learn from this awful event
This was a horrible event in our history, but we can learn from it. We can learn to be vigilant (See Something, Say Something). We also learned that we are stronger together. When we work together, as a country, we are unstoppable!
September 11th was an awful time for our country but it is something that we should never forget. We should never forget the innocent people that died in the attacks. We should never forget the brave men and women who did so much to help everyone and we should never forget the men and women that serve our country to keep us safe all of the time.