September 12, 2019

The September 11th Terrorist Attacks - Podcast 78

The Bell of Hope in St. Paul's Chapel Grounds. Photo: Tea And A Butty
On the morning of September 11th, 2001 in New York City, the United States was subjected to a terrorist attack when two commercial passenger planes bound for Los Angeles were hijacked by Saudi Arabian terrorists, working for the terrorist group Al Qaeda, crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, causing their collapse. Two other planes were hijacked that day, one of which, United Airlines Flight 93, was believed to have been meant to destroy the US Capitol building but that attack was thwarted when passengers revolted and attempted to gain control of the plane and it crashed in a field killing all on board in Pennsylvania.

The attacks killed close to 3,000 people, injured over 6,000 others. In this podcast, Dominic and Erica discuss what they were doing on that fateful day and also their visit to ground zero during their honeymoon in December 2010. They visited St. Paul's Chapel and took the above picture of the Bell of Hope, which is rung on every anniversary. The Bell was given to New York City by the City of London in recognition of the enduring links between the two cities. Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of the attacks.

Where were you during September 11th 2001?

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