By Caitlin Bittner
Twelve years ago, what seemed like an ordinary day where people got dressed, ate breakfast, went to school and went to work turned into a nightmare that has impacted our country. With the first plane’s impact at 8:46 a.m., shock waves were sent through the United States.
For days, we mourned the pain and suffering of the victims and their families, all the while holding out hope and rejoicing when someone was pulled from the wreckage still alive.
Approximately 2,977 people from 90 different nations were killed as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight United 93. According to a New York Times article from July 5, victims of the attacks are still being identified.