The destruction of the Twin Towers and other properties caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, closing Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U.S. and Canada until September 13.
Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, and the Pentagon was repaired within a year. Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, the Pentagon Memorial, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
I can still clearly remember the tragic events that occurred 10 years ago today. Like many in America I was glued to my TV asking why? In a way it didn’t seem real, it was one of those things I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Where were you on 11th of September, 2001?
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