DCHS Singers commemorate 9-11
Today Americans across the country marked the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, including the DCHS Singers. They took time from their regular rehearsal to remember the terrorist attack by singing the National Anthem around the flag pole.
Singing "The Star Spangled Banner" were Sarah Abernathy, Brynna Addleman, Emma Anderson, Skyler Brown, Lily Hendrickson, KeLynn Jacobs, Melody Koerperich, Mackenzie Urban, and Gracie Vontz. Their director is Kathryn Tremblay.
On September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes. Two of the planes were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake the plane.
According to history.com, 2,763 died after the two planes slammed into the Twin Towers. That figure includes 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors.
At the Pentagon, 189 people were killed, including 64 on American Airlines Flight 77, the airliner that struck the building. On Flight 93, 44 people died when the plane crash-landed in Pennsylvania.
9-11 is the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in U.S. history.