September 11, 2001 was day that would have been remembered for its beautiful weather. Then, at 8:46 a.m., 5 hijackers crashed American Airlines flight 11 into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, and our worlds changed forever.
In the chaos that followed, the first responders of New York City and Washington, D.C. rushed headlong into the burning buildings in an attempt to save the people trapped inside, despite knowing the immense danger they were placing themselves in. Over the course of that day, a total of 411 first responders were killed – 341 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 paramedics.
We wanted to take some time today to share some sites with stories to remember and honor these heroes, check out the links below to read more about a few of the people who went above and beyond the call of duty on that day: