On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact was immense.
Remember or learn about the history of September 11, 2001 by checking out the window and book display at the library. Books include both eyewitness accounts and stories of individuals that lost family members during and after the attack. See the tragedy through the eyes of the children in The Day Our World Changed: Children's Art of 9/11 with an introduction by Rudolph W. Giuliani .
Commemorative events will be taking place across the country. In Hibbing, The Community College Library will be presenting the art of Judith Shea. Her exhibit, “The Legacy Collection: The 10th Anniversary of 9-11” will open to the public with a reception on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.