What Really Happened September 11th
September 11th, 2001.
It started off as a beautiful sunny morning on the East Coast of the United States – not a cloud in the sky.
But by the end of the day, things had changed.
Terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in New York City.
Another plane crashed into the Pentagon – the headquarters of the U.S. Defense Department outside Washington, D.C.
And a fourth hijacked plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
Chances are you’re too young to remember that day.
You might not have even been born yet.
That’s why a lot of kids have a lot of questions about the terrorist attacks that happened that day.
And some have a lot of misconceptions.
What is al-Qaeda?
Who was Osama bin Laden?
And did the “war on terror” end when he died?
On Thursday, September 1st, “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee” will answer those questions and a lot of others.
You’ll see a special report called “What Happened? The story of September 11, 2001″
You’ll hear from people who were kids at the time – right around your age right now.
They’ll tell you what they saw, what they heard and what they felt that day.
You’ll also hear from people who were in power at the time.
Find out why they did what they did – and why America was even attacked in the first place.
September 11th was a scary day – for kids and for grownups.
Nearly 3,000 people died.
But millions survived – and so did America.
Get the answers to all of your September 11th-related questions on Thursday, September 1st at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time, on a special edition of “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.”
(If you live in a different time zone, check your local cable TV listings to find out when the show will be on in your area).
And find out what really happened that day.