9/11 in Images: Then and Now

By Shannon Henderson Published on September 11, 2015

On a bright Tuesday morning, 14 years ago today, America’s calm and complacency was shattered by the catastrophic terror attack launched against our nation by Islamic extremists.

A look at 9/11 in images: Then and Now.

The Statue of Liberty on September 11th, 2001 and on September 2014 with the new Freedom Tower in the background.

 

Pentagon 9:11 and Now - 900

The Pentagon after being blasted by American Airlines Flight 77 and the Pentagon restored.

 

Flight 93 Pennysylvania Then & Now- 900

Crash site of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., and the “field of honor” commemorating Flight 93’s heroic passengers and crew.

 

People 9:11 Then and Now - 900

Survivors staggering away from the World Trade Center and people running through those same streets for the NYC Marathon.

 

Osama Bin Laden ISIS ISIL - 900

Osama Bin Laden masterminded the 9/11 attack and today ISIS reminds us the danger from radical Islam remains very real.

 

Ground Zero Then and Now - 900

The still-smoldering Ground Zero and the Ground Zero Memorial today.

 

"Ground Zero Spirit" by Photograph by Thomas E. Franklin, copyright The Record.(Originally downloaded from http://www.mfis.org/ground_zero.htm; the North Jersey Media Group Foundation hosts the website devoted to the image at http://www.groundzerospirit.org/. It is in the Getty Images collection. Via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ground_Zero_Spirit.jpg#/media/File:Ground_Zero_Spirit.jpg) NYC Firefighters raising the flag on September 11th, 2001 and Port Authority Police officer prepares to present an American flag that survived the terrorist attacks

NYC firefighters raising the flag on 9/11 and a Port Authority police officer presenting an American flag that survived the attack.

 

President George W. Bush at Ground zero just after 9/11 and President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observing moment of silence at Whitehouse on September 11th, 2015

President George W. Bush standing defiant at Ground Zero and this morning President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observing moment of silence at the White House.

We will always remember.

 

Image Sources:
1a and b: Wikimedia Commons
2a and b: Wikimedia Commons
3a and b: Wikimedia Commons
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7a: “Ground Zero Spirit” Photograph by Thomas E. Franklin, copyright The Record.
7b: Andrew Burton/Getty Images
8a: Wikimedia Commons
8b:ย Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

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