On September 11, 2001, a gang of Al Qaeda terrorists executed the deadliest attack ever on American soil. In a multi-prong operation they hijacked four airliners on a suicide mission.
Two were flown directly into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
In New York, a horrified young couple watched from their 36th-story window in a skyscraper about 500 yards from the ritzy World Trade Center as the attack unfolded before their eyes. By a miracle, they had the presence of mind to grab a video camera and record the tragedy for history's sake, and for the sake of those who must learn from this terrible nightmare. The following home video by "Bob" and "Bri," released five years ago, has been distributed by the U.S. National Terror Alert. It was posted subsequently on the Arutz Sheva English language website today to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.
The third plane was flown into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. But the fourth never reached its target thanks to an equally daring group of passengers on the flight, who decided to sacrifice their lives to a greater cause and fought off their captors, derailing their plans and crashing the plane instead into an open field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It never managed to crash into what investigators later came to believe was the Capitol building in Washington D.C., where both the Senate and House of Representatives were in full session at the time. Had that plane succeeded in its mission, Al Qaeda would have destroyed America's federal government that day.
May the memory of the thousands who were lost in that conflagration be for a blessing, and may their blood be avenged.